Bhubaneswar, August 26 (LocalWire): The IT-enabled seventh economic census was launched today in the state through mobile apps, that have been specially created for the purpose.
The census is being conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
The ministry has partnered with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and information.
The three-month-long fieldwork for the seventh economic census will be supervised by the national statistical office and the data government’s directorate of economics and statistics, said officials.
The census provides a complete count of all establishments including unorganized sectors in terms of employment and income generation.
It will be conducted through a state-of-the-art app mobile and advanced ICT tools and applications such as real time data validation, scrutiny, geo-tagging besides other things, said officials.
At least 31,000 enumerators and 6,600 supervisors, through Common Service Centres (CSC) will collect data and supervise the census.
Unemployed youths will be engaged to do this job.
More than 300 officers from Central and state government have been entrusted with the second-level supervision work to make the process foolproof.
They will cover all blocks of the state through a chain of 16,000 CSCs.
As the household and establishment-level data collected under 7theconomic survey is legally safeguarded under Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, the collected information will be kept confidential and will be used only for developmental planning and statistical purposes by the state, the officials added.