Kathmandu, October 10 Director General of the Central Statistics Office, Nevin Lal Shrestha, has said that the national census, which started today, will be completed by November 26 and preliminary results will be available within three months.
Speaking to Rishi Dhamala, a journalist for Nepali Debate, a program on Nepali Radio Network today, Director General Shrestha said, “We can do the census within 15 days. We have selected the enumerators from the local level. The questionnaire may arrive in November, it takes three or four months for entry. Preliminary results will come within three months. ”
He said that the census could be conducted from the satellite according to the needs of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulek included in the map of Nepal. He added, “Traffic in Limpiadhura area is not easy. This should be discussed between the Government of Nepal and the Government of India. Since it is not possible to go there directly, the census can be done by satellite. ”
According to Director General Shrestha, 40,000 enumerators and 8,500 supervisors have been deployed in the field along with the sunrise today. The census team is going to the President at 10 am today, Prime Minister at 11 am, Vice President at 1 pm and Leader of the Main Opposition KP Oli at 5 pm. In the Kathmandu Valley, questions will be asked on tablet without the use of paper, while in foreign embassies and missions, calculations will be done from the net.
He warned that strict action would be taken against those who tried to sabotage the census and destroy the data. He said, “The census conducted every 10 years is an assessment of how many we are and where we are. It is a matter of knowing where we were in the past, how we are now, and what policies and plans we need to plan for a better future. Its size determines the size, type and composition of the population. “
He said that 80 questions will be asked in the census this time. Asked by journalist Dhamla how he would spend Rs 4 billion, he said, “We have started the procurement process in accordance with the law.” For a population of about 30 million, most of the cost is in printing and bagging. We have made it transparent. ” He also clarified that the dialogue between the respondent and the enumerator would be kept secret.