Hyderabad, Feb.7 (NSS): “Population enumeration” in the State under the Census-2011 will begin on February 9 and continue until February 28, said the Special Chief Secretary and State Co-ordinator for Census-2011, Mr Prabhakar Thomas.
Speaking to the media here on Monday, Mr Thomas said that the data relating to 29 aspects would be enumerated across 23 districts comprising 1,128 mandals, 27,800 villages, 15 municipal corporations, 110 municipalities and 228 Census towns in the State from February 9 to 28 under the second phase. He also said that around 1,43,307 enumerators and 23,460 supervisors have been drafted to carry out the task.
The drawing of Layout Map of EB by enumerator would be done from February 6 to 8. After the enumeration of data from February 9 to 28, a revision round would be taken up from March 1 to 5 to update the births or deaths occurred if any, after the enumeration and finally the entire Census would be published on March 31, stated Mr Thomas, while referring to the time schedule of the Census-2011 in the State.
Mr Thomas said that the “Census” is one of the noblest task undertaken by the administration and is respected all over the world for its gigantic nature of enumerating such a large population. He also added that the aim was to make this task universal to ensure that all aspects are covered precisely.
Earlier, during the media workshop, the director, Census operations in the State, Ms Y V Anuradha, said that under the “first phase” of the Census-2011 held from April to September, 2010, the enumeration in connection with the “house listing and housing Census and collection of data on National Population Register” was taken up.
Enumerating the “novel introductions” made in the present Census, Ms Anuradha said that the Date of Birth has been introduced and the name of the Institutional household has to be recorded. A new category “other” was introduced under the Sex and a separate code has been assigned for separated and divorced couples under the current marital status. A filter question “Is this person an SC or ST” was introduced under SC and ST category. In the literacy status “other” sex has been added and in case of the disabled category, more types have been introduced.
She also said that in respect of “work”, among the marginal workers, a new category has been introduced for those who worked for less than three months. For tenants, a separate code “five” has been included under the non-economic activity and the “prostitutes” are to be categorised under “others” in place of “beggar” in 2001. Besides, a person with unidentified source of income or unspecific source of subsistence have been categorised under the category “others”. In case of migration, a provision to specify the present name of the village or town of the birth place as well as the place of the last residence has been introduced.
Ms Anuradha also said that in an unprecedented move, the state-of-the-art designing has been used for designing the schedules and the new features on the HH Schedule like the bar code, form number, continued sheet and linking to household have been put to use this time. (NSS)