HAILAKANDI, Sept 6 - Population enumeration under pre-test for Census 2021 will commence in Hailakandi revenue circle during the second and final phase from September 10 to 30.
Pre-test is conducted between August 12 and September 30. In Assam, three revenue circles of three districts have been selected for the pre-test, out of which Hailakandi revenue circle is one of them.
A three-day training will be imparted to 59 enumerators and supervisors from September 7 to 9. During population enumeration, enumerators and supervisors will make house-to-house visit to collect detailed information of each member of the household.
The district administration has appealed to the general public to cooperate with the enumerators and supervisors in this big task by providing correct information, as the changing demographics and socio-economic parameters reflected by the census helps in reformulation of the country�s plans for the economic development and welfare schemes for its people.
�The census is not only an exercise of head count, but also provides invaluable socio-economic data which forms credible basis for informed policy formulation and allocation of resources,� officials said.
The House Listing Operations that commenced from August 12 has been completed on September 4.
Officials in charge of the pre-test disclosed that the exercise got under way since August 12. The training for HLO and how to conduct the pre-test using mobile app was given to the enumerators and supervisors for three days from August 6 to 8.
�The pre-test is being conducted to find out the shortcomings which can be rectified during the main census. The house listing for main census will take place between April to September 2020 and the actual census enumeration will take place between February 9 to 28, 2021. The provisional census details will be published on March 5, 2021,� officials said.
The Census 2021 will be conducted in two phases. In the first phase, house listing operations would be conducted between April and September in 2020.
During the second phase, actual population enumeration would be done during February 9 to 28, 2021, followed by the revision round from March 1 to 5, 2021.