Economic survey from April 14

Kathmandu, February 23

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is gearing up to start the national economic survey from April 14.

Unlike the annual economic survey published by the Ministry of Finance and the gross domestic product study of the government, the economic survey of CBS intends to identify status of small to large business enterprises and economic activities across the country.

Addressing a press meet in the Capital today, Suman Raj Aryal, director general of CBS, said that the survey of all economic units aims to collect economic data required to prepare development plans and policies at the centre, provincial and local levels in the new federal system.

“This economic survey intends to keep record of all enterprises run by the government and every business and industry run by the private sector from large scale enterprises to small firms,” said Aryal, adding that CBS will collect the

details of employment status of a person, his/her property or investment and debt along with every other detail of small and micro enterprises and entrepreneurs.

The output of this survey will reveal the real status of economic activities, engagement of people in businesses, their income and employment generation across the country, according to Aryal.

CBS officials also said that it will set up dedicated offices in all 77 districts for carrying out the economic survey under the assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The bureau plans to mobilise around 4,000 surveyors across the country for the purpose and publicise the preliminary report of the research within September

However, respondents can give their details both manually or online, as per Aryal.

CBS has claimed that this is the first-of-its-kind survey being carried out in Nepal.

Currently, CBS has been training selected officials for the survey.