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In a first, Economic Census to enumerate transgenders

The sixth Economic Census will be conducted under Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, across the country with enumeration of transgenders for the first time. Sunil Jain, Deputy Director General/Economic Census Commissioner, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, said here on Tuesday that for the first time the census will enumerate transgenders and handicraft activities, both in the organised and unorganised sectors.

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7th July 2013 15:18

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The field work for the sixth census will be conducted between July and October, 2013. After evaluating the 2007 census, the authorities included handicrafts, self-help groups as well as transgenders for the first time, Mr. Jain said.

Starting from 1997, five such censuses have been undertaken under the aegis of the Central Statistical Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

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