Ahead of the Economic Census 2011, a sample survey would be conducted in Maharastra, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram from next week, officials said in Aizawl on Sunday.
"The 6th Economic Census 2011 would be carried out from June to October next year. Before the actual census, a sample survey or a preliminary survey has to be conducted for familiarising with the prevailing economic indicators and ground situation," a Mizoram government official said.
The official said that the sample survey is expected to start next week in the four states.
Ahead of the Economic Census, a training-cum-orientation programme was held here Saturday. The day-long brainstorming session was chaired by Economic Census working group chairman S.P. Mukherjee.
Mukherjee told the meeting that the results would present detailed information about the annual economic development of the country and its people.
"The Economic Census would prove to be useful in formulation of plans and programmes by various departments and ministries of both states and centre," he added.