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GK SPECIAL TOPIC : SIXTH ECONOMIC CENSUS
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SIXTH ECONOMIC CENSUS

The Sixth Economic Census (EC) is scheduled to be conducted during Oct, 2012- June,13 in all the States and Union Territories of the country in collaboration with States/UT Governments.

The Sixth EC proposes to provide up to date information on number of establishments and number of persons employed therein, activity wise, of all the sectors (excluding crop production, plantation, public administration, defense and compulsory social security) of the country including its distribution at all-India, State, district, and at village/ward levels for comprehensive analysis of the structure of the economy (macro, micro, regional Levels).

Scope and coverage of economic census

The Sixth Economic Census is being conducted in all the States/UTs. All economic activities (agricultural and non-agricultural), except those involved in crop production and plantation, public administration, defense and compulsory social security, related to production and/or distribution of goods and/or services other than for the sole purpose of own consumption were covered.

However, as were done in earlier censuses, the following activities are being kept out of the purview of the Sixth Economic Census:

(i) Establishments of shelter-less and nomadic population, which keep on moving from place to place and camp either without shelter or with makeshift shelter.

(ii) Establishments engaged in some activities like smuggling, gambling,   beggary, prostitution, etc.

(iii) Domestic servants, whether they work in one household or in a number of households, drivers, etc. who undertake jobs for others on wages.

(iv) All wage-paid employees of casual nature.

(v) Household members engaged in household chores.

(vi) Persons doing different types of jobs depending on the availability of work e.g. loading, unloading, helping a mason or a carpenter, doing earthwork for a contractor.

(vii) Household members working for other households and earning some money which is insignificant.

(viii) Households in which none of the members is engaged in any gainful activity i.e. households depending on remittance, rent, interest, pension etc.

Main objectives of the Sixth Economic Census are as under:

a) To provide detailed information on operational and economic variables, activity wise, of all the establishments(excluding crop production, plantation, public administration, defence and compulsory social security)  of the country including its distribution at all-India, State, district, and village/ward levels for comprehensive analysis of the structure of the economy (macro, micro, regional Levels) and for benchmark purposes;

b) To provide similar data at lower geographical levels like tehsils /villages in case of rural areas and wards in case of urban areas for decentralized planning required under 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments;

c) To generate information on number of exporting establishments, employing 10 or more workers,  activity wise and area wise in operation;

d) To provide information on number of workers working in establishments, activity wise and area wise in operation;

e) To provide information on number of workers working in unorganised sector (i.e. establishments employing less than ten workers);

f) To provide updated Directory of Establishments employing 10 or more workers for local level planning purposes; and

g) To provide an up to date frame (list) from which samples could be drawn for collecting detailed information.

The activities being covered in the Sixth Economic Census have a share of about 86 % in total GDP of the country.



 

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