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Census ends today, 13 per cent work still remains

A day before the official deadline to complete the first phase of the census ends, the civic body is yet to complete 13 per cent of the house listing work.

mumbai Updated: Jun 15, 2010 01:26 IST
Bhavika Jain

A day before the official deadline to complete the first phase of the census ends, the civic body is yet to complete 13 per cent of the house listing work.

The areas with the most houses covered were Malabar Hill, Chembur, Kalbadevi and Mulund where only 9 per cent of the work remains. Kurla, Malad, and Mahim had the poorest performance because 20 per cent of the houses are yet to be covered.

“At least 10-15 per cent of the houses visited by the enumerators were locked. So those houses are yet to be covered,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner, Manisha Mhai-skar, in charge of the census.

She added that the door-to-door house listing will cease on Tuesday, but people who haven’t been enumerated can call on helplines, and they will be attended to as separate cases. The helpline was launched on June 11, and within three days, 4,427 calls were registered on it.

People who call on the helplines will be visited even after the official deadline ends,” Mhaiskar said.

Bank employee Dhruv Shah, a resident of Malad said the enumerators have still not visited his house. “We would have known if they did because my mother is at home all the time.”
The BMC began the first phase of the data collection from May 1 by roping in more than 32,000 employees from all government agencies.

This census is important because apart from collecting data for the census this year, they will be also collecting data to prepare the National Population Register.