Gearing up for 2011 National Census report, a state level training on house listing and housing census and National Population Register of all district principal census officers was held at Zonal Council Hall, Tuesday.
Additional chief secretary, Banuo Z. Jamir stressed on the need for proper dissemination of correct census report down to grass root level.
She said census directorate should be more analytical and do random scrutiny of information before the report was finalized. Banuo stated that filing of census report should also involve the department of planning, industries department and the community for effective response.
Stating that the VDBs had resolved to bring out correct census during their conference in 2009, she said that such resolution should be rightly implemented.
Banuo further said that incorrect census of the previous report was a major problem faced by the state, adding that the state had not given much importance in training enumerators, and that there was lack of coordination. She urged the department of census to organize more training programmes involving all stake holders.
Principal Secretary, Home, C.J. Ponraj, said that 2011 census should be an opportunity for Nagas to redeem from their mistakes and mark as a watershed in the administration history of Nagas. He called upon the people to have a sense of ownership and honestly participate in the report. Ponraj also said that the sheer commitment of district administrators would bring significant results.
Highlighting on process of census report, Ponraj said that an important factor of the 2011 census was the technologically driven programme, which he said would be a challenge.
Pointing out that wrong census was a serious issue of the state, he said that it had distorted demography which affected education, planning, literacy rate, mortality rate. “We become dubious achievers in the eyes of the Government of India” he said.
Ponraj further said that in the course of filing the report, effective district planning would play an important role. He stated the need to identify categories of villages and unrecognized villages in the state. He further informed that a permanent house numbering system would be maintained, for which the request was placed before the cabinet.
Discussion on house numbering, appointment of enumerators and supervisors, house listing and house census etc were also held during the training.