India to Conduct 7th Economic Census; What is Economic Census?
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has announced the start of the 7th Edition of Economic Cenus. The census captures the number of business establishments including those in the unorganised sector.
The first Economic Census was undertaken in 1977. The second in 1980, third in 1990, fourth in 1998, fifth in 2005 and sixth in 2013. The work on the sixth census started in January 2013 and ended in April 2014. It was one of the most complex and massive administrative excercises which inter-alia required training anarmy of enumerators, conducting consideratble publicity campaign and collecting information from all establishments (excluding crop production, plantation, public administration, defence and compulsory social security)-big or small, in the Private or Public sector.
In the run up to upcoming 7th Edition of Economic Census, a National Training Workshop of the Master Trainers was organized by MoSPI at India Habitat Center in the national capital today. The objective was to impart training to Master trainers (enumerators and supervisors) engaged in Seventh Economic Census (7th EC). The participants 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. The workshop was attended by Secretary, MoSPI, DG MoSPI, CEO, Common Service Centres- Special Purpose Vehicle, CSC-SPV and other senior officers of the ministry, State Governments and CSC-SPV.
7th Economic Census -2019 is being conducted by MoSPI to provide disaggregated information on various operational and structural aspects of all establishments in the country. A comprehensive training strategy has been evolved to impart training to trainers engaged in the 7th Economic Census. After the National Training Workshop of Master Trainers in New Delhi , similar exercise will be undertaken across the country. Over 6000 State and District level training workshops will be organized during the month of May and June 2019.