The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India conducts Agriculture Censuses in India in collaboration with States/UTs following standard concepts, definitions and methodology. Since the launch of first Agriculture Census in 1970-71, the country has conducted ten Agriculture Censuses so far and the present census with reference year 2020-21 will be 11th in the series.
Entire Census operation is conducted in three phases and operational holding is taken as statistical unit at micro level for data collection. Based on the agriculture census data collected in three phases, the Department brings out three detailed reports analysing trends on various parameters at All India and States/UTs level. District/Tehsil level reports are prepared by the respective States/UTs.