April 8: The government will be collecting data on people's financial access, bank account, number of houses built on government grant and their structure during the national census to be held next year, 2078 BS. According to the state-owned national news agency RSS, it is the first time such data are being collected in the census.
Detailed information would be collected on number of Nepali people absent in the country, ancestral language, and people living with disabilities, RSS further reported Director at the Central Bureau of Statistics, Badri Kumar Karki, reportedly shared this information. "National census this time is being conducted in a comprehensive and different way," RSS quoted Karki as saying.
According to RSS, a seminar is currently being held at Dhangadhi for the necessary preparation of the national census. Training to supervisor, area census officer, and enumerators is being provided as part of the seminar. For the census, the households would be listed from May 9 to 28.
The ward level information would be gathered under community questionnaire- agricultural products, their exports, major source of revenue, ethnic communities facing extinct, marginalized community, and physical, health and social facilities at ward, status of disaster risk, loss caused by wild animals etc, RSS further reported.