Work on 7th Economic Census in progress

Work on 7th Economic Census in progress

Agency News

New Delhi, June 6: Confronted with problems of joblessness and slump-down in Gross Domestic Product, the National Democratic Alliance Government has begun preparations to hold the seventh economic census in the country.

In the run up to the field work to be undertaken by the enumerators across the country, several activities have been planned by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation. Training of trainers at state level is an integral component of this massive exercise.

Carrying the momentum forward, a Workshop for State Level Training of Trainers on 7th Economic Census for NCT of Delhi will be organized on June 6 in Delhi. The training program for state level trainers in Karnataka, Kerala and Goa will be held on June 7 while for Madhya Pradesh it is scheduled on June 10 . The training workshop for Tamil Nadu will be held on June 11 while for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep it has been scheduled on June 12.

In the National Workshop held on May 14, the participants (Master Trainers) were trained on the key concepts and definitions, processes, digital platform and application to be used for the enumeration (data capture and supervision) in the field. This is being followed by State and District level detailed training.

Economic Census is the complete count of all establishment located within the geographical boundary of India. It provides disaggregated information on various operational and structural variables of all establishments of the country. Economic Census also provides valuable insight into geographical spread/clusters of economic activities, ownership pattern, persons engaged, etc. of all economic establishments in the country.

The fourth edition took place in 1998 while the fifth EC was held in 2005. The Sixth edition of Economic Census was conducted in 2013. (UNI)