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Census chief calls on CM, presents reports



Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India Dr. Chandramauli called on the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan at the Mantralaya here on Thursday.

He presented National Atlas and reports on

urban and rural population and Annual Economic Survey of Madhya Pradesh to the Chief Minister. Director Census Madhya Pradesh Sachin Sinha, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Deepak Khandekar and Secretaries SK Mishra and Hari Ranjan Rao were also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister informed Dr Chadramouli that the State Government was carrying out the work of issuing Bar- coded Food Coupons for eliminating leakage in the public distribution system.

He said that census reports will be helpful in chalking out development schemes. He informed that the State Government has chalked out several welfare schemes.

Dr. Chandramauli informed that in the census reports, information has been given about local bodies, sex ratio, literacy and child ratio for every one lakh rural and urban population.

He informed that the work of preparing residential identity card for every citizen will begin from March.

He informed that every citizen will be given a smart card containing his finger prints and photo. Besides, the smart card will also have information about 10 other cards like Mahatma Gandhi NREGA card. He informed that there is also an arrangement for updating the identity cards.

For this purpose, a centre will be established at every tehsil office.

Chandramauli reviews socio- eco caste census

Registrar general and census commissioner government of India, Chandramauli, reviewed the work of socio- economic and caste census on Thursday. He held a meeting with principal secretary Aruna Sharma and gave suggestions for the systematic implementation of activities to be done in the next phase of counting. The socio- economic and caste census- 2011 is being done in three phases. The first phase will conclude on January 28, 2012. While 19 districts will be covered in the second phase, 15 districts will be covered in the third phase. Hand- held device ( tablet PC) for the first time is being used for census. A state- level training programme has concluded for better implementation of census work.