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Sindh // Agriculture In Pakistan
 

Acreage Estimate:

In the Sindh, 1st estimate relates to area sown under all crops of area sown. The 2nd estimate which is final in case of area and preliminary in case of production in respect of wheat, cotton and rice is prepared on the basis of Sample Survey undertaken by the Statistical staff of Provincial Agricultural Extension. Final Estimate is the verification of 2nd Estimate.

Area sown of wheat, cotton and rice is obtained by applying raising factors to the area surveyed at the district level. Provincial estimates are obtained by summing the district estimates.

The area of other crops is obtained from the District Revenue Offices. The consolidated information is examined by a sub-committee comprising representatives of the Provincial Revenue, Agriculture, Irrigation and Bureau of Statistics Departments.

The 1st and 2nd Estimates are approved by the Secretary, Agriculture. The Final Estimates are approved by the Provincial Agriculture Statistics Coordination Board headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Dev), where Federal Bureau of Statistics is also representative.

Production Estimates:

In Sindh preliminary estimates of production for all major crops are based on subjective judgment of the Agricultural Extension Staff. For final estimates, crop-cutting surveys are conducted for wheat, cotton and rice. Production estimates for remaining major crops are based on subjective judgment of the Provincial Department and opinion survey conducted by Statistical Staff of Agricultural Extension. The final estimates are checked by a Sub-committee comprising of representatives from the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Revenue, Irrigation and Planning & Development. The preliminary estimates are cleared by Secretary, Agriculture Department and final by the Provincial Agriculture Statistics Coordination Board.

 
 
 
 
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