ITANAGAR, Mar 31: The data of the first phase of Census 2011, known as Houselisting and Housing Census, of Arunachal Pradesh were released by the Director of Census Operations, AP, Hage Batt in a workshop held at Banquet Hall here today.
As per the figures of Houselisting and Housing Census 2011, the census houses including all kinds of buildings in Arunachal have increased from 2,83,760 (2001 Census) to 3,75,960 in Census 2011 recording the decadal growth of 32.49 percent census houses.
The data also indicated increase in number of households in terms of availability of better amenities like sanitation facilities, housing infrastructures and assets like telephone/mobile, besides encouraging increase in number of households availing banking facilities.
Census of India 2011 was conducted in two phases. The first phase, called the Houselisting and Housing Census was undertaken a few months prior to the second phase, called Population Enumeration.
In his keynote address, the Director of Census Operations Batt said that the first phase of Census was conducted from 15th April, 2010 to 31st May, 2010 to identify each building/census house and its usage and also to ascertain the quality of census houses, amenities available to it and assets possessed by the households living in those census houses.
He added that the Census figures like the state of human resources, demography, culture and economic structure profiled under Census of India would help in planning & policy formulation for the development and progress of the country.
He further hoped that the data present in the current volume would reflect the physical quality of life of the population of the State and would serve as a useful tool for planning intervention to improve the same.
Informing that the current volume provides ‘housing tables’ relating to general population at State and district level, he informed that ‘tables’ in respect of scheduled tribes (ST) will also be made available.
The Director added that Census 2011 has added a number of new indicators and refined existing ones in response to the needs of the data users. Extending his gratitude to the govt and its officials as well as the people of the State for their cooperation and support, he also made a special mention of ‘Team Census 2011’ including enumerators and supervisors for dedicatedly carrying out the house to house enumeration in challenging circumstances.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Economics & Statistics, Duyu Pussang termed the Census process as a gigantic task especially in a topographically challenging state like Arunachal Pradesh. He also commended the efforts of the enumerators and supervisors.
Earlier, a power-point presentation on housing data, availability of amenities, assets possessed by households was made by Deputy Director of Census Operations, Arunachal Pradesh, B Sohtun. Also a documentary on Census of India 2011 was screened capturing the spirit and essence of the Census 2011 and major highlights of the Census process across the length and breadth of the country. (DIPR)



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