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7th Economic Census

Current context: The 7th Economic Census was launched in the National Capital Territory of Delhi on 13th Dec 19.
7th Economic Census
  • The economic census is being carried out by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) that has a tie-up with Common Service Centre.
  • For the first time, the entire census is being conducted on an IT-based digital platform to ensure high accuracy and data security.
  • The survey is already in process in 20 states and 5 Union Territories and Delhi is the 26th State where the survey has been launched.
  • The economic census is conducted throughout the country counting all entrepreneurial units, agricultural or non-agricultural that are engaged in production/ distribution of goods/services, not for the sole purpose of own consumption.
  • The First Economic Census was conducted by the Central Statistical Organisation throughout the country, except Lakshadweep, during 1977.
  • The subsequent Censuses were conducted in the years 1980, 1990, 1998, 2005. The 6th and the latest census was conducted in 2013.
  • A K Sadhu is the Director-General of Social Statistics at the Central Statistics Office (CSO).


Q.1 The first economic census was conducted in India in the year _______ and the _______ economic census is being conducted in 2019?
a. 1974, sixth
b. 1975, fourth
c. 1977, Seventh
d. 1979, eighth
7th Economic Census 7th Economic Census Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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