The National Population Census program in Nepal began on Wednesday. 8,500 observers have been deployed to collect population related data from across the country. According to the 2011 census, the population of Nepal was 2.65 crores. Nepal’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has deployed 8,500 observers to collect population data from across the country for the 12th National Population Census programme.
Supervisors will visit 70 lakh houses
Under the first phase of census in Nepal, families across the country will be listed from September 15 to October 4, 2021. For this, observers will visit about 70 lakh houses in the country. According to CBS, in the second phase of the census, to be held from November 11 to December 1, the actual population data will be collected from house to house.
Four billion rupees will be spent
The agency is spending four billion rupees for the census this time. A senior CBS official had said that the coronavirus pandemic will not affect the national census. CBS Deputy Director General Hem Raj Regmi had told that even if there is a lockdown, the census will not be affected as only one member of the survey will visit a family and interrogation can be done from outside the house while maintaining proper distance.
Census will be held in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura?
Last year, the Oli government decided to conduct census in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura as well to escalate the dispute with India. However, the current Sher Bahadur Deuba government has not made it clear whether they will stick to the decision of the previous Oli government or replace it. During the 1991 census, Buddha Narayan Shrestha, former Director General of the Survey Department, said that I do not think our census officers can reach these three villages as Indian security forces will not allow them to enter Kalapani.