GUWAHATI, May 26 - The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has partnered with CSC-SPV under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to conduct the 7th Economic Census of India that will provide insight into all economic activities and ownership patterns of businesses across the country.
In the run-up to the 7th Economic Census, a state-level training workshop of master trainers will be organised by the Common Services Centres Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC-SPV) in the city on May 28.
The objective is to impart training to master trainers on the key concepts and definitions, processes, digital platforms and apps to be used for the enumeration (data capture and supervision) in the field.
Officials said the MoSPI has decided to use mobile phone apps for conducting the 7th Economic Census, which will speed up the process of data collection and analysis. IT-based digital platforms for data capture, validation, report generation and dissemination will be used in this Economic Census.
�Following the state-level workshop, the training will spread across the state with district-level workshops. The fieldwork for the 7th Economic Census will commence in June 2019. The results of the exercise will be made available after verification and validation of the field work. A total of 15,000 supervisors and enumerators of CSC-SPV will be involved in the survey in the state,� the officials said.
CSCs are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C (business to consumers) services to citizens in urban, rural and remote areas of the country. Six Economic Censuses have been conducted till date � 1977, 1980, 1990, 1998, 2005 and 2013.