Nepal’s first economic census: Preliminary report out

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Kathmandu, September 14

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Thursday launched the preliminary report of Nepal’s first national economic census.

The preliminary report shows there are 922,445 economic establishments across the country. The biggest district in terms of the number of establishments is Kathmandu with 123,994 establishments followed by Jhapa (38,741), Rupandehi (38,415), Morang (35,237) and Sunsari (31,486).

Provincewise, Province 3 tops in the list with 282,056 establishments followed by Province 1 with 168,434, Province 5 with 147,892, Province 2 with 117,588, Gandaki with 100,688 and Province 7 with 62,970. Karnali province is at the bottom with 42,817.

The CBS had carried out the field operation of the census from April 14 to June 14, 2018, mobilising 4,000 supervisors and enumerators.

The report was launched amidst a function in the premises of Central Bureau of Statistics by the member of National Planning Commission Ram Kumar Phuyal.

Phuyal at the function stated, “This census is a way forward for Nepal’s development as the information of all necessary indicators in statistics is derived from it which will support in the economic forecasting.”

The programme was also attended by Shinya Machida, Minister-Counselor/Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan to Nepal, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nepal Office Jun Sakuma, Director General of CBS Suman Raj Aryal, JICA experts involved in the operation and media personals.

The government department responsible for maintaining and updating demographic data, had received the technical assistance of JICA for the project.



Published on September 14th, Friday, 2018 11:10 AM

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