12th National Census to start from November 11
KATHMANDU: The government has decided to start the 12th National Population Census-2021, which was postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, from November 11-25.
A cabinet meeting held on September 6 had made the decision to this effect.
According to the Director General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Nebin Lal Shrestha , the main census programme is scheduled for November 11-25 while the household enumeration programme will begin on September 15-October 4. The census was scheduled for June 8-22 prior to this.
Organised every 10 years, the slogan for the census is, ‘My Census, My Participation: National Census, 2021’.
The Bureau has decided to launch the census after people’s lives have returned to normalcy following the decreasing rate of COVID-19 cases and removal of prohibition orders, it has been said at a press conference organised here today. Thirty-nine thousand enumerators and 8,000 supervisors to be deployed for the census are expected to census nearly 30 million populations as per the previous census within the given 15 day’s time frame.
At present, a census office each in all seven provinces and 80 district census offices are operational, said Shrestha, adding that efforts are underway to open other 349 census offices. A total of 1,711 trainers have been made ready for the census, he said.