November 26: Data collection for the National Census 2021 concluded on Thursday (November 25). The fieldwork of the national census that started from November 11 has been completed, according to Central Bureau of Statistics.
With the completion of data collection, the bureau is now preparing data processing, said CBS Director General Nebin Lal Shrestha. He added that country's population was likely to reach 30 million. The preliminary result of the census would be announced after three months. However, final result would be made public after a year, he added.
Shrestha thanked the enumerators, supervisors and respondents for making the mega campaign of enumeration successful. The CBS also extended gratitude to all others contributing to the census.
The national census was conducted five months later than the scheduled date because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The census was conducted in all places of mountain, hills and southern plains. However, the census would be held in disputed areas via diplomatic initiative, CBS stated.
Data collection in Chhanru and Tinkar of Byas Rural Municipality-1 in Darchula district was affected due to the lack of road connectivity to the areas. The enumerators were denied permission by the Indian government to reach the areas using routes via India, informed the bureau.
The census is held once in every 10 years in Nepal. The first census was held 109 years back in 1968BS during the premiership of Chandra Shumsher Rana.
The last census taken 10 years back had put Nepal’s population at 26.5 million. There were 80 questions in the census this time. As many as 40,000 enumerators and 8,500 supervisors were mobilized in this census. -- RSS