Area Statistics

Timely Reporting of Agricultural Statistics

This is an ongoing centrally sponsored scheme implemented since 1971-72. The total expenditure of the scheme is met by Central Government.


To reduce the time lag in the availability of final estimates, to provide season wise area estimates while the crops are standing, to arrive at separate estimates for both Irrigated & un-irrigated areas under different crops, to estimates the areas under high yielding varieties. Under this scheme the Area Estimates (Un-Biased and Ratio Estimates) and Standard Error are Calculated as per methodology presented by GOI of Principal Crops. The data collected from 4 cards in 20% of the villages every year.

Card No. Crops covered Due date
1 Paddy, Jowar, Bajra, Ragi, Maize and all types of vegetables 15th October
2 Redgram, Geengram, Blackgram, Groundnut, Sunflower, Soya been, Seasamum, Castor, Cotton, Sugarcane, Chillies and Onion 15th October
3 Jowar, Bajra, Ragi, Maize, Bengalgram, Geengram,Blackgram,RedChillies(Rabi), Groundnut, Sunflower, Tobaco and Onion 31st January
4 Paddy, Seasamum and all vegetables 31st March