(The Gist of PIB) 7th Economic Census 2019 [MAY-2019]

(The Gist of PIB) 7th Economic Census 2019 [MAY-2019]

7th Economic Census 2019

  • In the run up to upcoming 7th Edition of Economic Census, a National Training Workshop of the Master Trainers was organized by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) at India Habitat Center in the national capital today.
  • Objective
  • 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.

Key highlights

  • 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 today, 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.
  • MoSPI has partnered with Common Service Centres, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology as the implementing agency for 7th EC.
  • An IT based digital platform for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination will be used in this Economic Census.
  • The fieldwork for the 7th EC will commence in June 2019. The results of the exercise will be made available after verification and validation of the fieldwork.
  • Six Economic Censuses (EC) have been conducted till date. The first Economic Census was undertaken in 1977.
  • The Second EC was carried out in 1980 followed by the Third EC in 1990.
  • The fourth edition took place in 1998 while the fifth EC was held in 2005. The Sixth edition of Economic Census was conducted in 2013.

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