Preparations underway for seventh Economic Census

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  • Preparations are underway for seventh Economic Census, (7th EC) which is likely to commence by the end of June or the early next month.
  • In the inaugural session, workshop for State Level Training of Census trainers for NCT of Delhi will be held .
  • 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 Programme Implementation, MoSPI.
  • Training of trainers at the state level is an integral component of this massive exercise.
  • Economic Census is the complete count of all establishment located within the geographical boundary of country.
  • In the 7th EC, an IT based digital platform for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination will be used. The results of the exercise will be made available after verification and validation of the field work.
  • The 7th EC will cover all establishments including household enterprises, engaged in production or distribution of goods or services in non-farm agricultural and non-agricultural sector. The coverage is same as the one in 6th Economic Census, conducted in 2013.
  • Six Economic Censuses have been conducted by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation till date.
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