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Govt extends 7th Economic Census data collection period by six months

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WorldIndiaConfirmed5,194Deaths149Confirmed1,426,096Deaths81,865New Dehi: The government has extended by six months the data collection period for the Seventh Economic Census, the only source of information on the large unorganized sector in the country.

“The period during which collection of statistics for 7th Economic Census may be completed is hereby extended by another 6 months till 30th September 2020,” the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation said in a notification.

The survey has engaged around 1 milion people in fieldwork and data is collected through door to door survey of each household and commercial establishment under the provisions of Collection of Statistics Act 2008.

The ministry had put on hold various economic surveys including those to measure unemployment and domestic tourism besides a multiple indicator survey, till March 31 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has been carrying out the Seventh Economic Census since July 29 last year, but the pace of its data collection slowed.

The economic census is being held this year after a gap of five years, for which MoSPI has partnered with CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd.


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