Shillong: The 7th Economic Census in Meghalaya was launched by the Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya H Marwein here at the Main Secretariat on Thursday.
Addressing the launching programme, Marwein said that this massive exercise is being conducted to provide disaggregated information on various operational and structural aspects of all economic establishments. This economic census will provide valuable insights into geographical spread, clusters of economic activities, ownership pattern and persons of the establishments engaged in economic activities.
Marwein further asserted that this exercise is important for the State and the country as a whole as this will provide valuable inputs in planning for the economic upliftment of the people. He also urged the Rangbah Shnongs, the Nokmas to cooperate and gave a helping hand in this endeavour to make this exercise a grand success.
During the programme, the Additional Chief Secretary also launched the mobile app which will be used by the enumerators and the supervisors in this economic census.
For the conduct of the 7th Economic Census, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has partnered with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, as the implementing agency for 7th Economic Census. The enumerators and supervisors engaged by the CSC have been trained to collect data on mobile application developed for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination.
It may be mentioned that the Phase A of the Census has started on August 22, 2019 where five districts of the State, namely, East Khasi Hills, West Jaintia Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Garo Hills and North Garo Hills is being covered. The remaining six Districts, namely, East Garo Hills, South Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills, East Jaintia Hills, South West Khasi Hills and South West Garo Hills will be covered in Phase B on 2nd September, 2019.