Sixth economic census starts in state next month

The Maharashtra government has set up committees at state and taluka levels to ensure sixth economic census that begins next month does not face hurdles.

Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Mumbai | Updated: April 9, 2014 6:15 pm

The Maharashtra government has set up committees at state and taluka levels to ensure sixth economic census that begins next month does not face hurdles.

The chief secretary will head an 18-member steering committee of senior officials.

“Preparations are almost complete. We will be able to start the survey early August,” M G Kondavale,establishment officer,directorate of economics and statistics,said.

The state is likely to rope in enumerators from municipal corporations,municipal councils,zilla parishads and college students for the two-month exercise. The census will cover all establishments engaged in economic activities in organised and unorganised sectors. Data such as major industrial activity of units,number of workers,ownership,source of finance,gender and religion would be gathered.

The survey held every five years was to be conducted in 2011 but was rescheduled due to capacity constraints. The last economic census was in 2005.

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