Livestock Census Manual
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For proper planning and formulation of any programme meant for bringing further improvement in Livestock Sector and its effective implementation and monitoring their impact, data are required at every possible administrative and geographic level. The Livestock Census conducted quinquennially is the main source of such data in the country. Livestock Census is the Head Count of Livestock and Poultry. The Livestock Census in the country started in the year 1919-1920. Since then it has been conducted once in every 5 years. So far 19 Livestock Censuses had been conducted and the last census was held in the year 2012. The 20th Livestock Census-2017 is scheduled to be conducted from16th July 2017 and will end on 15th October, 2017. This census will be conducted for breed-wise number of animals and poultry (fowls) with their age and sex composition for various species across the country.
After formation of Andhra Pradesh, so far 12 Livestock Census have been conducted from 1956-57 onwards. Thus, the first Livestock Census in Andhra Pradesh was conducted as part of 8th All India Livestock Census during 1956-57. After bifurcation of the State, this (20th All India Livestock Census) is going to be the first Livestock Census for 13 Districts of newly formed Andhra Pradesh State.