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Economic Census

Published: 10th Aug, 2019

Puducherry launched its seventh Economic Census.


Puducherry launched its seventh Economic Census.


  • Economic census is the complete count of all establishments engaged in non?agricultural economic activities located within the geographical boundary of India.
  • The economic census provides disaggregated information on various operational and structural variables of all establishments of the country.
  • One of the main aims of the Economic Census is preparation of a National Business Register which can be linked with existing databases at the central and state government levels.
  • The seventh census would witness the use of Information Technology for data collection.
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation carries out economic census every five years. The ministry has partnered with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and Information.


  • It is a unique initiative in the sense that it will set a precedent for the entire country for carrying out a large-scale survey work like this.
  • Also, planning of schemes would become more effective with availability of accurate data.

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