Data Dissemination:

At the time of each decennial Census huge array of information is collected from each person in the country on various subjects like social, demographic, economic and other related aspects. Information is also collected about the household, housing condition, amenities and assets available. This huge information collected is then used to generate specific pre-formatted tables for use by a wide range of data users.

The Census Act 1948 stipulates that the information given by any respondent be treated as confidential. Such information is also prohibited from being presented or used as exhibits in any court of law. The census data published by the Census Commissioner therefore is in aggregate form in the form of tables at various administrative levels like, the country, state, district, sub-district, town, village or ward in town as the case may be, where it is not possible to identify the individual(s) to whom these relate to. It is therefore utmost important to anonymized the data to protect confidentiality..

Any publication will be incomplete until the data arrayed in tables is found in the form of the user, in the form that they feel comfortable. For this it is necessary to assign higher priority for publishing census data. Printing of tables and disseminating publications, the main way of transmitting the results of census. It has been another way of analyzing the figures and presenting them in seminars. Census Century was celebrated in 1972. On this occasion, the census organization published many publications. Census data were spread through many seminars in India and abroad. The Indian government has organized a special session on census for population study. This practice was continued in later census. In the census of 1981, arrays were also available in the form of digital tape in addition to printed publication. Apart from all the 1991 figures available in printed books, these were also available in the form of electronic media. In 1981, the data of the villages and PCA data was disseminated through the NIC network. This practice was also continued in the 1991 census. All the arrays available on the computer and the PCA were available in the CD. All tables were released 2001 census and available in soft copy. User-friendly software called 'CENSUS INFO' was developed in collaboration with UNISEF and widely distributed. All tables were released electronically in 2011.

Data Dissemination Unit (DDU) is responsible for the dissemination of decennial Census Results for use by the fraternity of census data users in the country and abroad through printed reports and tables, data in CD and as free download at the Census of India website. A large number of census data products in the form of printed volumes and CDs were made available for use by wide array of data users including individual Researchers, Students, government departments etc.

The Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India (ORG&CCI) proposes to allow researchers to access sample micro-data 2011 Census for research to Universities/Institutes. The first Workstation for research on sample micro-data was established in central library of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. It was inaugurated on 03.05.2017 and currently functional. Apart from this12 workstation already functional in India.BHU is the 13th workstation in India. All published Tables from 1991 to 2011 Censuses in soft copy format and also 1% and 5% sample micro-data on House listing from 2001 and 2011 Censuses were made available. The objective of the Workstation is to permit qualified researchers optimum use of anonymized micro-data from census by allowing access for generating tables not hitherto undertaken by the Census for in-depth research. The facility is open to all including those who are not enrolled with the university provided the research proposal has the approval of the Steering Committee appointed for the purpose.

The workstation is fully equipped with all the facilities for research on sample Micro Data from Census. The workstation is fully air-conditioned and has a network of computer terminals for accessing the data. An official from the university is posted at the workstation to provide access to the data available at the workstation after the researcher had sought and got approval of the Steering Group for conducting his research. The researcher is permitted to use the SPSS and Stata software available for tabulation. workstation allows individual research Scholar/ Student to access the data kept in the server in the following ways

      (a) For accessing published Census Tables or Reports the user would only have to sign the Entry Register kept at the workstation.

      (b) For research using sample micro data base the individual scholar, student or any other person will have to submit a formal proposal to the Senior Faculty Member supervising the Workstation. On written approval by the Steering Group constituted for the purpose by University/Institute the researchers will be allowed access for the duration mentioned in the approval. The decision of the Steering Group in all such cases will be final.

The individual research scholar, student or any other person using the workstation will not have to pay any fee either to the Universities/Institutes or to the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India for using the facilities available at the Workstation.

After the proposal from a Research Scholar is approved by the Steering Group the Faculty in charge directs the person posted at the Workstation to allot a Computer terminal and make available the data.

No user will be permitted to copy and take out the data (i.e., published Census Data or Sample Micro-Data) from the Workstation. They will be allowed to use software available in the workstation to generate tables for use in her/his research. Only computer print out of the tables so generated will be allowed to be taken out of the workstation. For this purpose the researcher would have to fill in the prescribed form and obtain prior permission of the supervisor.

Every University/Institute where the Workstation is located has nominated a Senior Faculty Member of the university for supervising the workstation. She/he is assisted by a Junior Faculty Member in this work.

In addition to this, Data Dissemination Unit (DDU) of Directorate of Census Operations, Uttar Pradesh is established in Room No.36. Data Users were given information about census data and census data provided to data Users on their demand on his request at prescribed rate after payment by cash or through Demand Draft (DD). Data Users who may not be approach to this office are also provided data on their demand and they have to pay the prescribed rate of Demand Draft (DD) in favour of the "Drawing and Disbursing Officer,DCO UP" payable at Lucknow.

List of Publications for Sale and its Cost.
Released Table of Population Enumeration-2011

For more information:-

Data Dissemination Unit,
Directorate of Census Operations, Uttar Pradesh
Janaganana Bhawan,2nd Floor, Room No.36,
Plot No. CC-1, Sec-G, Aliganj Lucknow-226024
Fax: 0522-2322911,Phone No.: 0522-2322913
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Contact Officer: Shri Kailash Bind, Statistical Investigator Grade-I