Prof. Benjamin L. Saitluanga
Department of Geography & RM, Mizoram University
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In every Census huge volume of information is collected. The Census data published by the Census Commissioner, India is in the form of aggregate tables at various administrative levels. As information is power and as collection of information itself is very costly, many countries allow researchers the access to such a huge dataset as in Census at Micro- level for individual research. The Census of India has also decided to extend this facility to the researchers and has undertaken the project of setting up Workstations country-wide for research on micro-data from Census.
The objective for setting up the Workstation is to permit qualified researchers optimum use of anonymized micro-data from Census for in-depth research by allowing access for generating micro analysis results not published by the Census. Micro Data refers to information provided by one individual respondent at the time of Census. These are made available after anonymizing sensitive fields and location particulars to avoid identification of the respondent. For further details please go through the link:
The Census Data Research Workstation of Mizoram University was inaugurated by Shri Vinay Kumar, Director of Census Operations, Mizoram on 12th January 2024. The Workstation is a collaborative effort of the Directorate of Census Operations West Bengal under the aegis of Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, New Delhi and Mizoram University. The facility is open to all including those who are not enrolled or part of Mizoram University.