Census from February 9

4,807 enumerators and officers have been deputed

Addressing a press conference at the District Information Office here on Monday, District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar said that a total of 4,807 enumerators and officers have been deputed for the census work. Enumerators will visit all houses and collect 29 type of information from people. It mandatory that the people should provide correct and complete information to the enumerators, he added.

Additional information

Nodal Officer for Dakshina Kannada district A S Divakar said that unlike the previous census, the enumerators will have to collect additional information regarding women and physically challenged. “If a woman says she is a non-worker or a housewife,
enumerators can not straightaway record it. Instead, the enumerators should probe to find out if she is simultaneously engaged in any economically productive work. They also should record if a woman is engaged in unpaid, but economically productive work like milking the cow, even if the milk was used for household consumption,” he explained.
Married women in the household are more likely to have different places of birth and it should also be recorded during the census.

Disability

Divakar said that the census will also find out the total number of disabled in the nation. The information will be used to ensure that there are required facilities for the disabled to become more independent, he said urging that the people should share information if any of the family members has difficulty in seeing, hearing, remembering, walking or any other disabilities.

Census teams including police will collect information regarding nomadic people, who stay at bus stands, railway stations, footpaths and on veranda of shops on February 28 between 9 pm and 12 pm. The Defence Ministry will  carry out the census work to ascertain the total number of cabin crew and others in all the ships anchored inside New Mangalore Port on February 28, Divakar explained.Enumerators have already started checking the abridged house list, which was prepared in the first phase, he said adding that the public can call the helpline 1077 (toll free) of the district administration and register their complaints regarding census. People can also register their complaints at their respective taluk offices, municipality offices and city corporation, he added.

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