Udupi, April 7, 2015 : On April 6, speaking at an orientation meet for the social-educational caste census, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumar said, 2,239 enumeration blocks have been formed in the Udupi district to take up social-educational Survey(caste census); elaborate measures would be taken to ensure hundred percent participation.
He added socio-educational census is to be done across the state from April 11 to April 30, it would focus on the social, economical and educational status of the families belonging to various communities in Karnataka. A supervisor would head a team of six enumerators.
Pointing out that pilot studies were held at three different places in the district to ensure success, the Additional DC added that the pilot study was held at Kukkundur Karamballi and Hanglur. The enumerators are trained for the survey. He added that the enumerators are expected to visit the houses between 7 am and 9 am so that the families are available in the houses.
Calling upon the families to cooperate with the enumerators by providing them all required data, the ADC added that, the survey would help the government to formulate designs for the developmental schemes catering to the needs of the people. He said if families provide wrong information about their social, economic and education status and also obstruct the enumerators from discharging their duties, it would attract punishment under relevant IPC sections, he added.
Stating that the survey/census is unique as it will provide pin pointing causes and impact, the ADC added that for instance, the census would also focus on the reason that resulted in the drop out of the child from school. He informed that vehicles carrying the messages on the importance and need to participate in the census is moving widely.