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7th Economic Census

  • 14 Dec 2019
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Recently, the 7th Economic Census was launched in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It is being carried out by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) in collaboration with Common Service Centre (CSC), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under Ministry of Electronics and IT.

Key Points

  • For the first time, an IT-based digital platform is being used for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination will be used.
    • A comprehensive training strategy has been evolved to impart training to enumerators and supervisors engaged in the Census.
  • It is conducted every five years and very crucial for framing of policies and planning for the government and other organisations.
  • It was held in 1978 for the first time and this is the 7th Census which will provide disaggregated information on various operational and structural aspects of all establishments in the country.
  • The census will provide valuable insights into geographical spread/clusters of economic activities, ownership pattern; persons engaged etc. of the establishments engaged in economic activity.

Source: PIB

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