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Nagaland SLCC meeting on Economic Census

Additional Director and Head of Department of the Department of Economics and Statistics Neidilhou Angami highlighted on the 7th Economic Census

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Kohima: Nagaland Chief Secretary, who is also the Chairman of the State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) on 7th Economic Census, J. Alam on Saturday convened a meeting to examine the provisional report of the 7th Economic Census in the Conference Hall of the Chief Secretary at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat here.

Official sources said that speaking in the meeting the Additional Director and Head of Department of the Department of Economics and Statistics Neidilhou Angami highlighted on the 7th Economic Census, which he stated has been conducted to enumerate all the establishments and entrepreneur units located in a geographical area, and which are involved in any economic activities, including household enterprises, engaged in production or distribution of goods and services in non-farm agriculture sectors, with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (SPI) as the nodal department at the ministry level.

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Neidilhou briefed on the process and manpower involved in conducting the Economic Census. He stated that in Nagaland, the 7th Economic Census was launched in August 2019 and completed in April 2021. The Community Service Centres (CSC), e-Governance Service India Limited, a platform of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has been selected as the implementing agency by the Ministry of SPI for developing the ICT platform system and also to conduct field work for the Economic Census.

For enumerators and supervisors, the CSC recruited enumerators for data collection for the whole district, and at the supervisor level there were two levels. The 1st supervisor level was employed by the CSC and at the 2nd supervisor level, it consisted of officials from the Economics and Statistics Department and also officials from the National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of SPI, to verify 10% of the data that was enumerated.

The Chief Secretary further called for another meeting of the SLCC on 7th Economic Census to be convened soon, sources added.

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