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Socio-economic, caste census launched

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 19 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi launched the Socio- Economic and Caste Census 2011 at NEDFi House here today. The State Panchayat and Rural Development Department is all set to carry out the census from December 1 this year. The State will be carrying the BPL census for the first time since 2002.

According to an official press release here, Gogoi said that various welfare schemes initiated by Central Government and the State Government are aimed at BPL families and, therefore, the new set of socio-economic indicators would help in fixing and achieving the targets of various schemes aimed at poverty alleviation and employment generation. The Chief Minister said with the launching of the new census household without shelter, destitute, manual scavengers, primitive tribal groups and legally released bonded labourers would get the 'highest priority' for inclusion in the BPL list. "The census is aimed at identifying BPL households that can benefit from both Central and State Governments� welfare schemes," he added.

The Chief Minister urged the Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners and other officials to ensure that genuine BPL families find a place in the beneficiaries list. Gogoi said the Government would evaluate the performance of the Deputy Commissioners in the implementation of the flagship programmes, including the MGNREGA. He announced additional funds to those districts performing well in the implementation of the flagship programmes.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Panchayat & Rural Development, Rockybul Hussain said the census would be completed within 45 days starting from December 1. He said the state would employ 17,300 enumerators, who would carry out a survey in over 65,350 blocks all over Assam. Over 20,000 tablet PCs will be used in the entire exercise.

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Socio-economic, caste census launched

GUWAHATI, Oct 19 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi launched the Socio- Economic and Caste Census 2011 at NEDFi House here today. The State Panchayat and Rural Development Department is all set to carry out the census from December 1 this year. The State will be carrying the BPL census for the first time since 2002.

According to an official press release here, Gogoi said that various welfare schemes initiated by Central Government and the State Government are aimed at BPL families and, therefore, the new set of socio-economic indicators would help in fixing and achieving the targets of various schemes aimed at poverty alleviation and employment generation. The Chief Minister said with the launching of the new census household without shelter, destitute, manual scavengers, primitive tribal groups and legally released bonded labourers would get the 'highest priority' for inclusion in the BPL list. "The census is aimed at identifying BPL households that can benefit from both Central and State Governments� welfare schemes," he added.

The Chief Minister urged the Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners and other officials to ensure that genuine BPL families find a place in the beneficiaries list. Gogoi said the Government would evaluate the performance of the Deputy Commissioners in the implementation of the flagship programmes, including the MGNREGA. He announced additional funds to those districts performing well in the implementation of the flagship programmes.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Panchayat & Rural Development, Rockybul Hussain said the census would be completed within 45 days starting from December 1. He said the state would employ 17,300 enumerators, who would carry out a survey in over 65,350 blocks all over Assam. Over 20,000 tablet PCs will be used in the entire exercise.