Sunday, September 15, 2013

Workshop on CENSUS Inaugurated by Vice Chancellor Dr RS Sharma

Workshop on CENSUS Inaugurated by Vice Chancellor Dr RS Sharma at CDLU
15 September, 2013
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann, Background Music: Murari Verma.
In order to reach the real data users at grass root level, a One Day Data Dissemination Workshop on Census-2011-Final Population Totals was organized on 12 Sept. 2013 at Department of Economics, Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa.
Watch Video: CDLU Workshop on Census Dr RS Sharma VC CDLU and G Bapu interviews. The Workshop was held on 12 Sept 2013.

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The participants in the workshop were eminent Professors of CDLU, Sirsa, officers from various Govt. Departments, District Statistical Officers, Media Persons, other eminent personalities, and NGOs etc. Dr. Manoj Siwach, Registrar, CDLU and Sh. G. Bapuji, Joint Director, Directorate of Census Operations Haryana, inaugurated the workshop. After inauguration Sh. G. Bapuji delivered a brief keynote address on Census 2011 and Data Highlights. After this a power point presentation was presented on “Over view of Census and Housing data Census-2011” by Sh. Om Prakash, Statistical Investigator. During 2nd half a Power point presentation was presented by Dr. Radha Raman, Senior Geographer on “GIS Mapping”. After this Sh. G. Bapuji, Joint Director presented a Power point presentation on “Final Population Totals 2011 Census” followed by demonstration of “Census Info” software by Sh. Amit Bhargav and Sh. Om Prakash, Statistical Investigator. “Census Info” is an innovative and flexible database used for the dissemination on Houselisting data and housing census results. The software has been developed by United Nation Statistics division in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA. The agenda included Browsing the data, Generating tables and graphs to support data analysis and using map for exploratory analysis, which may be very useful for Research Work.
            Census data was collected in two phases. The first phase of Census i.e. Houselisting and Housing Census was conducted in Haryana from 1st May 2010 to 15th June 2010. During this period, National Population Register (NPR) for each resident of Haryana was also prepared. The first phase provided the base for second phase of Census i.e. Population Enumeration, which was conducted from 9th Feb. 2011 to 28th Feb. 2011 with a revisional round from 1st March 2011 to 5th March 2011.
As per 2011 Census, the population of  Haryana state is 2,53,51,462, which comprises of 1,34,94,734 male population and 1,18,56,728 female population, whereas 1,65,09,359 persons live in rural area and 88,42,103 population belongs to urban area The population of Sirsa is reported as 1295189 comprising of 682582 males & 612607 females.SC population of  this district reported as 387381 which is 29.9 % of total population.
The decadal growth of population of Haryana is 19.9 per cent with an absolute number of 42,06,898 persons. There is a considerable growth in urban area i.e. 44.6 per cent as compared to 9.8 per cent in rural area. It reveals that people are shifting from rural to urban areas for better infrastructural facilities, education and employment opportunities. Whereas the overall urban growth rate of India as a whole is 31.8 per cent. The density of Haryana state is 573 as compared to 382 of India.

The sex-ratio which was 861 in 2001 has now increased to 879 during 2011 Census with a gain of 18 points. However it is less than the all India Sex Ratio which is 943. Highest sex ratio has been reported in district Mewat (907) followed by Fatehabad (902) and Rewari (898). The lowest sex ratio has been reported in district Gurgaon (854), Sonipat (856) and Jhajjar (862). Panchkula district has shown a commendable improvement of 50 points from 823 in 2001 to 873 in 2011. Sex ratio has increased in all the districts except Mahendragarh where it decreased by 23 points from 918 to 895 and Rewari where it decreased by 1 point from 899 to 898 in 2011. The sex ratio of Sirsa in 2011 is reported as 897, which is 18 points higher than the state figure.
The Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Sex ratio) of Haryana state has increased from 819 in 2001 census to 834 in 2011 census. But still Haryana is the lowest as compared to other states of the country. During last decade highest gain of 47 points have been registered in Kurukshetra district from 771 in 2001 to 818 in 2011, followed by Sirsa 45 points (from 817 in 2001 to 862 in 2011) and Panchkula 34 points (from 829 in 2001 to 863 in 2011). Maximum fall have been reported in Mahendragarh (-43) from 818 in 2001 to 775 in 2011, Rewari (-24) from 811 in 2001 to 787 in 2011, Jhajjar (-19) from 801 in 2001 to 782 in 2011 and Bhiwani (-9) from 841in 2001 to 832 in 2011.
Haryana state shows a little higher level literacy as compared to India as a whole. In India 73.0 per cent population has been reported as literates while in Haryana state 75.6 per cent population has been reported as literates. Literacy level increased from 67.9 per cent in 2001 to 75.6 per cent in 2011. Maximum literacy rate has been recorded in Gurgaon district (84.7 per cent), Panchkula 81.9, Ambala 81.7. Whereas the lowest literacy rate has been recorded in Mewat, which is 54.1 per cent, while it is adjacent to the maximum literate district i.e. Gurgaon. The literacy rate of Sirsa district is 68.8, which is 6.8 points less than the state figure.
The percentage share of scheduled castes in Haryana increased to 20.2 per cent as compared to 19.3 per cent in 2001 Census. Maximum SC population has been recorded in district Fatehabad i.e. 30.2 per cent, followed by Sirsa 29.9 per cent and Ambala 26.3 per cent.  Mewat with 6.9 per cent has reported the lowest SC population share.
The work participation has increased in urban area from 31.5 per cent in 2001 to 32.9 per cent in 2011 census. Whereas in rural area it decreased from 42.9 per cent in 2001 to 36.4 per cent in 2011. It indicates that population is shifting to urban areas, may be for better employment opportunities.

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