J&K Census: First phase of house listing to begin on June 1
Jammu, Mar 02: The first phase of house listing in Jammu and Kashmir under Census 2021 will begin on June 01, officials said on Monday.
Census 2021 – which will be the 16th since 1881 and the 8th since Independence – will be carried out in two phases in the Union territory.
The process of house listing will be conducted from June 01 to July 15, the officials said.
They added that the second phase of actual population enumeration will be conducted in February 2021, with a revision round in the following month.
The officials said while district census cells had been put in place, a central monitoring and management unit was being set up.
The Census is not just an exercise of head count. It provides invaluable socio-economic data which forms a credible basis for informed policy formulation.
The changing demographics and socio-economic parameters reflected by the Census helps in reformulation of the country’s plans for economic development and welfare schemes.