Census has to go through a system of analysis to get: Tariang

Shillong, Dec 20: The Directorate of Census Operations organised a two-day workshop on Data Dissemination Census 2011 entitled “Meghalaya in Transition – An Insight from Census 2011 Data” at Magestic holtel on Thursday.

It was learnt that the workshop is being conducted in order to disseminate information to the public that census does not simply means the counting of heads in a particular area but it has many other requirements to be done before getting an actual data.

Speaking at inaugural function of the workshop Former Director of Census Operations, Meghalaya, K. L. Tariang said “Housing census is the preliminary before the counting of heads”, he added.

Tariang was addressing at a workshop on Data Dissemination Census 2011 entitled “Meghalaya in Transition – An Insight from Census 2011 Data” organized by Directorate of Census Operations, Meghalaya at Majestic Hotel here on Thursday.

He further said that Census of India 2011 is the 15th unbroken series since Independence adding that the 1st census was conducted in 1872 in the country.

“But census keeps on changing from time to time”, Tariang informed adding that new methods should be adopted to meet the trend.

Tariang also said, “Census has to go through a system of analysis before getting an actual and precise data”.

“It is no doubt a difficult and lengthy task for any of us”, he asserted.Meanwhile, Joint Director of Census Operations, Meghalaya, Debesh Roy presented the Housing Conditions of Meghalaya in general as well as in respect of SC and ST residents of the state and about the improvement in sanitation of the state which was an analysis of 2001 and 2011 data.

From the presentation, it may be mentioned that the use of thatch, grass and bamboo roof and walls by people in the districts of the state has significantly reduced predominantly which is paving way for concrete walls and comparatively improved the conditions of the house in the state from 41.3 percent in 2001 to 48.1 percent in 2011.(SP News)

 

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