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Kohima’s 7th Economic Census work slow, coordination problems

By EMN Updated: Nov 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa chairing the DLCC meeting on the ongoing of 7th Economic Census, at DC’s conference hall in Kohima on November 7.

Dimapur, Nov. 9 (EMN):
The ongoing 7th Economic Census exercise for Kohima district is going slow and there are problems in coordination among officials engaged in the work, according to updates. There are issues in the ‘technical and operation areas’ for which officials and individuals in concern engaged in the economic census are asked to extend cooperation.

In connection with the ongoing 7th Economic Census, the district coordination committee and charge officers, supervisors, IT officers and all wards’ chairmen and representatives met on November 7 in the deputy conference’s establishment in Kohima.

The government publicity agency the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) gave updates on Thursday informing about the meeting.

Additional deputy commissioner for Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa said the ongoing 7th Economic Census in the district is an important exercise. Correct data projected from this exercise will bring benefits to the people of the district. Therefore, the meeting was convened to reiterate the ongoing exercise and to be aware of its importance by all the individuals in concern, she said.

According to the government servant, there are 54, 391 households in the district, according to the 2011 Census. However, from the ongoing 7th Economic Census that has been carried out so far, it has covered only 10,690 households with more than 43,701 households left to be covered within a few days, she said.

Further, the official said to have noticed that there has been lack of coordination among the charge officers, supervisors and enumerators, which is why the ongoing 7th Economic Census has been slow comparing to other districts’ work.

She urged the designated officers and ward chairmen to extend all possible help and support in whatever way possible without which the survey will not be possible.

An accountant, Vizelhounuo, gave an overview of the ongoing exercise. A number of supervisors and enumerators have been selected for the exercise, she said.

The supervisors are the persons running the common service centre or CSC of the IT department. A number of enumerators have been appointed under the supervisors for the survey, the updates stated.

She informed that there had been a number of issues in the technical and operation areas. The support and coordination of the district administrations and wards is required, she said. The members were requested to assist to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.

Ward chairmen and others also gave their opinions and assured to extend all possible help to the ongoing exercise in their respective area, the IPR added.

By EMN Updated: Nov 09, 2019 11:11:38 pm