The Seventh Economic Census was today launched in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has tied up with Common Service Centre to carry out the economic census.
Director General (Social Statistics) of Central Statistics Office Mr A K Sadhu said, for the first time the entire census is being conducted on a digital platform by the use of an application which will ensure high accuracy and data security.
He said, Delhi is the 26th State where the survey has been launched. The process is already on in 20 States and five Union Territories.
Mr Sandhu said, in Delhi, the entire process will take around three months where enumerators will survey around 45 lakh establishments and households.
The process of the economic census was first held in 1978. This is the Seventh Census which will provide disaggregated information on various operational and structural aspects of all establishments in the country.
Over 1.5 lakh trained enumerators have been deployed for the pan-India survey who will be visiting 35 crore establishments and households to carry out the Census.
The census will provide valuable insights into the geographical spread, clusters of economic activities, ownership pattern and persons engaged of the establishments engaged in economic activity.
In the Seventh Census, an IT-based digital platform is being used for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination.