Digikala centre in Barabali, Odisha in partnership with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation enabled 30 students to work as enumerators for Census 2019. This was done under the Common Service Centre (CSC) Scheme. The meeting at the centre was attended by the CSC District Manager and Additional District Managers of Bargarh district, Prafulla Patra and Sukanta Kumar Sahu. Selected enumerators were given basic training during the meeting. Through this initiative the centre will be able to facilitate a certain amount of remuneration given by the government to the student enumerators, who are from the nearby village communities.
Each student of the centre will be delegated a particular region which would have to be covered under the survey, called as enumeration blocks. The enumeration blocks are divided so that none of the parts of any of the regions remains uncovered as well as the work gets distributed equally among the enumerators.
In this region, there are 110 houses which will be covered in one enumeration block. An enumerator here shall be provided with 3 enumeration blocks by the CSC. This means that one enumerator will be responsible to cover 330 houses. Furthermore, a dedicated space for the enumerators called a Census House will be provided by the government at the Panchayat levels. These spaces will be utilised during the entire process of data collection.