Nepal to carry out census in June 2011

12:25, June 23, 2010      

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Nepali Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has announced June 22, 2011 as census day. It also said census will be carried out for 10 days starting June 17, 2011.

The announcement was made here Tuesday in a seminar on " population and housing census 2011." An official website was also launched in the program to provide up-to-date information on the forthcoming census, which can be accessed in Nepali and English languages.

The 2011 census, which will be the 11th in the history of Nepal and marks 100 years of census practice in the country, will hold significance in that it is the first after massive political changes in the country.

Compared to the last census in 2001, the 2011 census is touted to be more accurate as it will use the Global Positioning System.

"We will mobilize about 44,000 personnel for the census, including 8,500 field supervisors and 34,000 enumerators," said CBS Director General Uttam Narayan Malla.

"The upcoming census will be significant for Nepal as it will give a clear picture of the country's situation after the conflict. It will also be a base for setting Millennium Development Goals and restructuring of the state," said Ian McFarlane, the United Nations Population Fund representative in Nepal.

The total expenses of resources required for the census is estimated at 24 million U.S. dollars which will be borne by the government and various international agencies.

Source: Xinhua


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