Mumbai Corporators provide helping hand in Census
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 20:44
Mumbai: As the data collection for Census has begun, Corporators are lending helping hand to the civic body by creating awareness in their areas and thereby ensuring that people get enrolled.

The first phase of the 15th National Census began on May 1 and will continue till June 15. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has started door-to-door process of data collection for the once-in-a-ten-year exercise.

"It is important for us to inform the common people about the Census as they know us by our name and face. It is easy for us to make them understand. Some people might be reluctant to share information or co-operate with enumerators so we are holding meetings with housing societies, informing them about the importance of Census," Sena Corporator Sunil Prabhu told agency.

Congress Corporator Sameer Desai said, "We will start putting hoardings and banners about the Census in a day or so which would have information like the when the data collection process starts and end, why it is important, Unique Identification Card (UIC) and other information."

The campaign may persuade people who are planning to got out of the city to register themselves before leaving for vacation, Desai said.

Prabhu, however, said he believes in mouth-to-mouth publicity rather than putting hoardings or banners.


First Published: Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 20:44

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