Panchkula Admin to carry out economic census next month
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In order to find out the per-capita income of the people in Panchkula, the district administration is carrying out a census that will begin from next month and end on February 28.
Officials said that in the census they will find out the economic status of residents in Panchkula and will assess, besides the sources of income, the level of earnings of the people. A questionnaire has been prepared by the authorities which will be carried out by the officials and they will hold door-to-door visits to find out the economic status of people.
On Thursday, the administration ordered that 650 employees and officers of different government departments will be deployed for the collection of data. The administration is deploying enumerators with a qualification of 10+2 for the job and officials are also being deployed for the supervisory job. The government is also contemplating on hiring the services of retired teachers and government officials for the data collection.
District Development and Panchayat Officer, Kapil Sharma, said that the Administration will find out the economic status of families and their source of income will also be ascertained. He said that the administration will be able to find out the productivity of the district in different sectors like services sector, agriculture and manufacturing. "We have developed the questionnaires for the collection of statistical data," said Sharma.
The government is also contemplating involving the services of unemployed youth for the job and each enumerator will be given a honorarium of Rs 1,500 per block while the supervisors will get an honorarium of Rs 2,200.
District administration officials also added that the recent census is being made the basis of the data collection, but point out that the census figures will be further ascertained through the house-to-house survey.
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