Kathmandu: Nepal has deployed 46,500
enumerators, including 8,500 supervisors, across the country
for the National Census 2011, which began on Friday.
In the 10-day-long National Census 2011 census, held
in every 10 years, the officials will count the number of
people living in the country and collect information about
them, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
In total, 46,500 enumerators have been deployed,
including 8,500 supervisors at 3,900 Village Development
Committees and 50 municipalities across the country, it said.
President Ram Baran Yadav and his family members were
registered as an ordinary citizen for the first time in a
century-long history of national census, according to chief of
CBS Population Unit Rudra Suwal.
"The questionnaires are same for all. The president
was the first person to be registered on Friday," Suwal said.
An estimated population of 28.5 million is said to be
residing in Nepal, on the basis of which CBS has estimated one
enumerator for an average number of 200 households.
According to CBS Director General Uttam Narayan Malla,
Nepal has one of the longest censuses of its own kind in the
world with more than 50 major questions.
CBS has readied questionnaires in 10 languages,
Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Gurung, Newari, Magar,
Awadhi, Rai and Limbu for the convenience of respondents.
Two types of questionnaires, one for household
information and the other for individual information are
being used for population and household census 2011.
For the first time, a separate table has also been
allocated for collecting data of the third gender during the