DC, Srinagar asks people to take part in ongoing 7th ES

Srinagar: Chairman District Level Coordination Committee (Deputy Commissioner) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has urged upon all residents and traders of Srinagar district to take part in the ongoing 7th Economic Census (ES) being held as part of the nationwide exercise to collect data on non‐farm economic activities carried out in the country.

Dr Shahid appealed all the residents os Srinagar district, especially, business establishments, to cooperate with the designated enumerators and take part in the ongoing 7th Economic Census. He said the representatives of traders associations have an important role to play in this activity and appealed them to facilitate conduct of the census exercise within their respective markets.

DC said that Economic Census has been the means of measuring the diversity of non‐farm economic activities in all its major dimensions — the aim being to evolve policy interventions for their economic boost.

It is worthwhile to mention here that the 7th Economic Census was to be completed by March 2020 but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The MoSPI has now extended the deadline for completing the census to 31 December 2020.

Being held under the provisions of the Collection of Statistics Act 2008, the Census is being conducted through door-to-door survey of each household and commercial establishment. The data collected – using a mobile application – will include information on basic characteristics of a business or trading establishment like nature of activity, number of persons engaged, type of ownership, et cetera.