SRINAGAR, MAY 24: Secretary PD&MD, Raghav Langer today held a meeting to had detailed review of the conduct of 7th Economic Census in the UT and release of provisional results drawn thereafter.
The meeting was attended by DG, Economics & Statistics; District Development Commissioners, Officers from National Survey Organization, DSEOs and other officers of the department.
Emphasizing he observed that the same data is highly trustworthy and us used by researchers, planners, bankers, industrialists and academicians alike in bolstering their respective activities. He called for making a document more robust and inclusive than the previous one for the benefit of many more sectors and communities of our society.
It was given out that the census would be fully ICT based operation using customized software for quick and broad-based results. It was said that after the census a nationwide Business Register as per international practices adopted by developing countries and in line with UNSD recommendations would be structured.
Further information on establishments registered under MSME Development Act, their assets and other economic criteria, Activity wise/Area wise information on number of workers working in establishments, List of all establishments tagged by geographical location up to village/ward level for local level planning purposes would be made available by virtue of 7th Economic Census.
Pertinent to mention here that conducting periodic Economic Census has been the means of measuring the diversity of non-farm economic activities in all its major dimensions. The First Economic Census was conducted throughout the country during 1977 in collaboration with the States/Union Territories (UTs). The subsequent censuses were conducted in the years 1980, 1990, 1998, 2005. The 6th and the latest census were conducted back in 2013, as was given in the meeting.