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Postponed national census likely in Aug-Sept

The logo of the national population census 2021. Photo: CBS

Kathmandu, June 9

The Central Bureau of Statistics has proposed holding the decennial national census between August and September.

The bureau had scheduled to carry out the census from June 8 to 22. However, in May, it was postponed indefinitely owing to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the entire country.

The bureau’s information officer Tirtha Raj Chaulagain says the budget allocations for the census have already been transferred for the next year, and the bureau is hopeful of completing the data collection in by mid-September once the new fiscal year begins mid-July.

He informs the bureau is preparing to forward a proposal to the cabinet with the proposed dates via the National Planning Commission soon.

The bureau has already established seven provincial and 77 district census offices and appointed 8,000 superintendents and 39,000 enumerators for the project.

This is the first time that Nepal postponed the decennial census that are being held since 1911.

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