Census 2011’s phase two gets under way
Bhubaneswar: The second phase of the 2011 Census for the population enumeration began in Orissa on Wednesday with authorities making all necessary arrangements to ensure the findings accurate, an official said.
The head count in the state started with the enumeration of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Bishnupada Sethi, state director of the census operations, said. The chief minister flagged-off a publicity van, which will move through various parts of the state during the second phase that will conclude on February 28, he said.
The 2011 Census of India is being conducted in two phases — a house listing operation and population enumeration.
The house listing operation along with the collection of information for preparation of a National Population Register started in the state on April 7 and concluded on May 22 last year. The current census is the 15th since the process began in 1872. It is conducted every 10 years.
During the second phase, enumerators will collect information about each individual through household schedules by visiting each household allotted to him or her, Sethi said adding that counting of the homeless population will be done on the night of February 28.
The enumerators will revisit all households between March 1-5 to take into account any death, birth, and arrival of visitors since their last visit, he said.
For the process, the entire geographical area of the state has been divided into 95,462 enumeration blocks and 12,468 supervisory circles.