The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics Agricultural Census Wing (Ex-Agricultural Census Organization) uses to carry-out Mouza Census every fifth year throughout the country including Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
The first effort for collection of statistical information on Mouza level was made in 1971, and since then eight censuses on the subject had been conducted i.e. in 1971, 1979, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008. The next Mouza Census was due in 2013 but not conducted due to merger of three organizations i.e. Population Census Organization, Federal Bureau of Statistics and Agricultural Census Organization into Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Now PBS (AC-Wing) has planned to conduct next Mouza Census in 2020 both in settled and un-settled areas.
The prime essence of this exercise is to update and complete basic Mouza frame that is needed to prepare sampling embodiment for forthcoming Agriculture and Livestock Censuses (Integrated Agricultural Census).
Besides this, it contains the key data about major Crops, Source of Irrigation, Cultivated area, Natural Resources & Disasters and Number of Settlements in Community suburb. In auxiliary, a wide range of information covering different socio-economic indicators like availability of Drinking Water, Electricity, Sewerage system, Health facilities, Education and Sports, Veterinary Hospitals, Online Credit Institutions etc. is also collected. In addition to this, the facts regarding the availability of the necessary infrastructure in locality and the accessibility to Roads, Markets, Police Station, and other Social Developments. If in case of, non-availability of such facilities; the distance (in Kilometers) to access such facilities nearby is also included.
This Census does not involve door to door household’s enumeration; but simply requires the extraction of some information from particular revenue record and remaining part will be provided by Patwaries/ Tapedars based on their knowledge with the consultation of knowledgeable person about the available infrastructure at Mouza/ Deh level.
The field operation will be conducted by the staff of Provincial Revenue Departments in settled areas and the services of Provincial Education, Livestock, Agriculture and Local Govt. Departments will be utilized for unsettled areas.
The provision of Training, Supervision, Census Material and other Technical Support will be provided by this Wing.
Updating Mouzas/ Dehs/ Villages/ Killies lists by administrative units for drawing sample for Integrated Agricultural Census (IAC)
To provide aggregated statistical data on socio-economic characteristics of Mouzas/ Dehs/ Villages/ Killies by administrative units
To collect useful information for planners, policy makers and researchers who are interested in the development of rural areas
- The Mouza Census-2020 will cover whole of the country as:
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
- Punjab Province including Islamabad District
- Sindh Province
- Balochistan Province
- Gilgit Baltistan
- Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir
PHASE-WISE NUMBERS OF MOUZAS TO BE COVERED IN MOUZA CENSUS-2020
ACTION PLAN HIGHLIGHTS