by Agricultural Census Organization, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Cooperatives & Land Reforms, Govt. of Pakistan in Lahore .
Written in English
|LC Classifications||SF55.P25 P34 1977|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxvii, 141 p. :|
|Number of Pages||141|
|LC Control Number||79939001|
Agricultural Census Organization conducted the fourth nationwide Livestock Census () covering Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas as well. Three previous censuses were conducted in , and respectively. This organization conducts such censuses fulfilling the legal obligations entrusted vide Agricultural Census Act Pakistan has a total population of million with a yearly growth rate of %. About 47% of the population is involved in the agriculture sector. The annual growth rate of the GDP is % and livestock is % in the overall GDP over this period. The monetary growth declined to % in –09, and it was projected to decline in Cited by: Livestock is a subsector of Pakistan agriculture which contributes approximately 56% of value addition in agriculture and nearly 11% to the gross domestic product (GDP). Livestock production makes a major contribution to agriculture value added by: Pakistan has a large livestock population, well adapted to the local conditions and has some of the best tropical dairy breeds. Current livestock-population () of the country include million buffaloes, million cattle, million sheep, million goats and million camels (Table-1).
Pakistan is endowed with a large livestock population well-adapted to the local environmental conditions. It includes the best dairy breeds of buffalo and good dairy breeds of tropical cattle. Many breeds of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats have good meat production potential. Poultry sector has shown excellent growth in the last 4 decades. Pakistan is basically an agricultural country. Its rural areas and the population continue to be the mainstay of economy. Agriculture is the largest sector in the economy contributing 25 percent. The government and the State Bank of Pakistan are working over reducing the mark-up rate on agriculture loans by two percent which would give a benefit of Rs 11 billion per annum to farmers. The Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited and commercial banks would provide one-window facility to the farmers. Rural livestock production encompasses all phases of the management of rural cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat and draught animals in a scientific and desirable way according to the modern husbandry techniques. The latest innovations demand that their management should be understood correctly and should be given due importance if the production from the animals is desired [ ].
The Census of Pakistan was a detailed enumeration of the Pakistani population which began on 15 March and ended on 25 May The census was conducted by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics for the first time in 21st century, after 19 years. Initial estimates estimated the population at – million. The provisional results were finally presented to the Council of Common. Pakistan is rich in its major livestock wealth as is evident from its population growth as shown in Table 1: Increase of livestock population between to Livestock Increase (million in numbers) Baffloes Cattle Goats Sheep Camels Donkeys 6th Population and Housing Census of Pakistan , the country’s population is growing at the rate of percent per annum. This rapid increase in population is raising demand for agricultural products. The present government is focused on developing this sector and in . merged in and named as “Census & Registration Organization” In , the Census Organization was renamed as Population Census Organization and Agriculture Census Organization Pakistan was held in Since then regular Censuses have been conducted after every ten years.