Mumbai: The enumeration
process for Census 2011 will start Feb 9 and end Feb 28, a top
official said Monday.
Addressing a press conference, Ranjit Singh Deol, the director of
census operations, said that a number of new features have been
added to the 2011 census.
"These include state-of-the-art designing of the schedules,
new/revised questions on the institutional household, new category
in gender parameter for transgender, a separate code for separated
and divorced, and new codes under status of school attendance and
a separate code included under non economic activity for gender
mainstreaming," he added.
According to Deol, the new features are expected to help in better
policy-making process due to additional data.
"The use of more developed technology with advanced features will
ensure faster completion of work," he said.
House listing and housing census and collection of data on the
National Population Register (NPR) was done in the first phase,
from April to September 2010.
"The second phase will witness 2.54 lakh enumerators and
supervisors visiting house to house for counting purposes," Deol
Till Feb 8, enumerators will visit their assigned block and
prepare a hand drawn layout map.
"On Feb 28, all the houseless people will be enumerated as per the
plan chalked out based the information gathered from enumerators
and NGOs," he added.
From March 1 to 5, enumerators will again visit each household to
record any new birth or deaths after the last visit.
The Census 2011 will be India's 15th since 1872 and the seventh
In Maharashtra, the census will be conducted in all 35 districts
and 355 tehsils. The total census towns are 279 and more than
43,000 villages will be a part of the census.
Nearly 2.3 crore households are projected to undergo the census