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300,000 enumerators begin NE census
Guwahati, Apr 1 (IANS)
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Published on 2 Apr. 2010 12:56 AM IST
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Along with the rest of the country, the massive exercise of counting and profiling India’s 1.2 billion people began in the northeast Thursday with enumerators collecting personal details of chief ministers and governors among others.
An estimated 300,000 officials in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim have been detailed to carry out the task of door-to-door headcount for the National Population Register.
“The idea is to list the number of people residing in each state besides providing house numbers and also listing the household goods used by each house,” R.K. Das, principal census director of Assam, told IANS. The census in Assam would be carried out in three phases - the final figures would be published in the 2011 census report.
“The census report would also provide economic indicators, besides touching on aspects like literacy, housing facilities, amenities, caste, religion and other things,” Das said.
“This is the first time the enumerators would be seeking details of assets, properties, household goods, literacy and other information to create a comprehensive database to be incorporated in the National Population Register,” the official said. They will first begin the process of house listing, which records information on homes. The headcount of people will take place from Feb 9-28, 2011. The full census results will be released in mid-2011.

 
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