The ceremony marked the launch of the latest housing census data via a desktop application; CensusInfo India Web application; and a CensusInfo India Dashboard. Making housing data available to the public through CDs, online data portals and dashboards, ensures that all stakeholders have access to this valuable data for making data-driven decisions at national and sub-national level. The software has been developed by the United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women, to help countries disseminate their census results at national, state or district level.
The CensusInfo India web application helps users easily navigate through complex housing data and create high-quality visuals to include in reports and advocacy material. "The user is able to extract information quite easily with the help of descriptive charts and maps depicting the data. They can also compare the census 2001 statistics. Searching for census statistics is not monotonous anymore, but an enjoyable experience," an official said.
"The house listing and housing census has immense utility as it provides comprehensive data on the conditions of human settlements and housing deficit,” said Dr. Chandramouli. “So the easily available data can be used by departments of the central and state governments as well as NGOs."
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