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Indian Census is biggest administrative work in World

Workshop on 'Data Dissemination' held in MCU

Bhopal, 21 March, 2016 : A workshop on 'Data Dissemination' related with Indian Census -2011 was held jointly by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal and Directorate of Census Operations, Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Census officials detailed census process, data collection and its processing for better findings.

The census is the world's biggest administrative exercise, helping the governments in framing policies according to the needs of the people. All should extend every possible support in getting completed the census.

In the day-long workshop, joint director, census operations, PK Chaudhary said, "The census is not mere a process of counting persons. In fact, it is the only source of getting cultural, socio-economic status of each."

He said the census has its roots even in old era in the country. There is reference of census in Aina-e-Akbari and Kotilaya's Arthashastra. In modern India, the first census was carried out in the year 1872. But, it was completed in phase-manner.  The first contemporary census was made in the year 1881. The first census in Independent India was carried out in the year 1951.

Other officials too made presentations about census figures of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and youth population.  They said, India has 21 percent youth population.

Addressing the inaugural session, university Rector Lajpat Ahuja said census figures helped the governments a lot in formation of proper policies and programmes. Collecting information about each and every person is a titanic and laborious task and has a great responsibility as well.

Presiding over the programme, university Dean (academic) and registrar Dr Sachidanand Joshi said the census work is not only the biggest one in view of administrative nature, it is the biggest social work as well. Each person should understand its responsibility in providing information to enumerators. HoD of Management Department Dr Avinash Bajpai conducted the proceedings.