2,000 enumerators for general census in C'ballapur

First phase to commence in April; 2.6 lakh houses identified

Coaching has been imparted to master trainers in Bangalore who in turn are training the enumerators. The census will be carried out in two phases in the district; first phase in the months of April and May and second phase in February 2011, Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha said at a press meet here on Saturday.

As many as 2,000 primary school teachers will be drafted for census; 300 high school teachers will be roped in supervisors and 40 lecturers as master trainers.
The number of houses in the district has been esttimated at 2.60 lakh and each enumerator will be allotted 125 houses or a population of 600. The enumerators will collect information on the house/land and vehicle owned, the source of income, number of family members and other information. Personal information will be collected during the second phase. Education level, occupation, monthly income, the employer and the benefits provided by the employer would be collected.

The information so gathered will be guarded and will not be parted with even under Right to Information Act. The government will specify the reason in future.
Deputy Commissioner will be the Chief Enumerating Officer, Addditional Deputy Commissioner will be the Enumerating Officer, District Statistical Officer and Assistant Commissioner will be Enumerating Officers for sub-divisions, the DC detailed.

Chelur in Bagepalli taluk and Alipur in Gauribidanur taluk cannot be classified as either urban or rural area and hence are recognised as censor towns. Seperate enumerating centres will be opened at the two places, he said.

Review meeting

A meeting to review the implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes in the district was held under the chairmanship of Subhodh Yadav, the personal secretary to Union Minister for Law and Justice, Veerappa Moily.

The proposals submitted for infrastructure upgradation in the district were taken up for discussion in the meeting. Yadav is said to have told that funds for upgrading the district hospital to 500-bed facility from the present 100 beds cannot be released unless 20 acre of land is identified for the purpose. The meeting also discussed the projects already implemented in the district with central aid.

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