Kathmandu: Nepal has extended the
deadline for census collection by five days as the enumeration
process is yet to be completed in remote and hilly areas.
The Census 2011, launched on June 17 by Central Bureau
of Statistics (CBS), was supposed to end today. But since the
enumerators are yet to complete the exercise, the deadline was
extended to July 2.
CBS Director General Uttam Narayan Malla said that 95
per cent of census work is complete in hills and 90 per cent
in urban areas.
"Therefore, deadline has been extended by five more
days to complete counting in the remaining areas," he added.
Once counting is complete, data collection will be
re-checked in two months and preliminary details will be made
public by the mid-October.
Nepal`s population is estimated to be 28 million in
this census. CBS estimates Nepals`s population to increase by
2.13 per cent compare to Census 2001.
CBS has deployed 46,500 enumerators, including 8,500
supervisors, across the Nepal for the population and household
census, according to officials.
Questionnaires in Census 2011 were prepared in 10
languages - Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Gurung, Newari,
Magar, Awadhi, Rai and Limbu, officials added.