National Census projection: 30 million population

This image shows the building of Central Bureau of Statistics, in Thapathali, Kathmandu, in June, 2017. Photo courtesy: Pushpendra Khadka

Kathmandu: The government plans to conduct a national census in Nepal with a projection of about 7 million households and a population of 30 million. Nabin Lal Shrestha, Director General of the Central Statistics Office, said that preparations for the campaign are underway.
According to him, the number of households in Nepal will reach 7 million and the population will exceed 30 million. Based on the growth rate of the National Census 2011, it is estimated that the current population of Nepal is 312,266.
Preparations for the census were started from the previous fiscal year 2019/2020. The department will conduct the census starting from June 10, 2021.
During the census, 43,000 enumerators across the country will go door-to-door to collect data. Director General Shrestha informed that 9,000 supervisory staffs are being deployed for their coordination.
The questionnaire for the census will include the sources of revenue collection in the ward, agricultural produce, non-agricultural production and export status, source of income of the ward, condition of economic infrastructure, access to services and facilities, disaster related details will also be collected.
For personal queries, details related to houses, land and area used in agriculture, livestock, financial facilities, access, vocational education and trained persons, details of houses built with government grant will also be collected.
Facilities used by households, drinking water, cooking fuel, toilets, TVs, phones, houses and land in the name of the month, details of home industries, relatives living abroad, work done by family members, reasons for not working will also be investigated.