Economic Census


Economic Census is a periodic count of all the economic entities (i.e., units engaged in production and / or distribution of goods and services not for the sole purpose of consumption) functioning within the geographical boundaries of the country.  It is conducted on an all India basis covering all the States and Union Territories. In order to achieve the balanced growth of agricultural and non-agricultural sectors, sound and reliable statistical data is a prerequisite to formulate policies and programmes for the overall economic development of the nation. Economic Census provides detailed information on operational and economic variables, activity wise, of the establishments of the country including the distribution at all India, State, District, and Village / Ward levels for comprehensive analysis of the structure of the economy (micro, macro, and regional levels) and for benchmark purposes.  The database also serves as a sampling frame for drawing samples for socio-economic surveys being conducted by Government and research organizations.







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