Timely Reporting Scheme (TRS)


To obtain reliable and timely estimates of area under principal crops in each season with break up of area into  irrigated/unirrigated, traditional and high yielding varieties of crops and also land utilization statistics which is used for designing of crop estimation survey by conducting priority Girdwari in 20% selected villages every year.  This scheme is implemented in the States that are cadastrally surveyed. In addition TRS  provides  the sampling frame for crop cutting experiments


Centrally Sponsored

Salient Features

Land Record Manual in different States contain instructions on period of crop enumeration and procedure for compilation of  crop area at village and successive higher levels.  The time schedule is also prepared.  The expectation is that crop abstract will become available by the time the final forecast for different crops become due.  Experience has shown that this does not happen and there has been considerable time lag in the availability of reliable and correct statistics of area sown under different crops.  This has greatly handicapped planning and policy administration.  TRS provide for consolidation of area statistics through advance enumeration of substantial number (20%) of villages selected at random.

Pattern of assistance

 Shared between Center and States on 50:50 Basis.



This is a staff oriented scheme for collection of agricultural statistics using only Government machinery. NGOs and others organizations are not eligible to participate.



The basic approach of the scheme is to organise selection of 20% villages and of requiring the primary workers to complete the crop area enumeration in selected villages in tune with the sowing of different crops in the season and by suitably advancing the same, when needed.  The early crop enumeration organized through TRS facilitates the frame for Crop Estimation Surveys. The special emphasis on timeliness and accuracy of crop area enumeration in a large sample of villages bring about and over all improvement in the system of collection and compilation of statistics of area under crops over a period of five years.

Person to be contacted


The Economic and Statistical Adviser
Directorate of Economics & Statistics,
Department of Agriculture and Cooperation,
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Date of Start/Duration


Implementation Status


Covers temporarily settled States where revenue agencies maintain records of land utilisation statistics namely, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujrat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh, Pondicherry and Delhi.

Additional information

The scheme of TRS as funded by Government of India does not cover primary data collection by Patwari. It takes care of sampling design of TRS for priority data collection prevalent in land record system, timely completion of consolidation and Organisation at district and State level.