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Innovative Method in Population Census Data Processing, Ministry of Home Affairs, Office of the Registrar General, India
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The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, adopted the India Image based Technology and revolutionized Census collection in India.

Prior to this initiative, Census collection was an extensive process that stretched over a period of months or years; a laborious, time consuming and a relatively expensive task. This Image-based technology initiative reduced the time taken in the compilation and production of the Census and it could also be used for further analysis on policy formulation. Problems addressed by this method include processing and converting the handwritten numeric data into a digital form, manually correcting the errors in the digital form, and storing of data for further processing. With the help of this technology, 202 million A3 sized forms containing 1028 records were scanned and processed with a period of 10 months with no mistakes or repetition. As a result for the first time ever in the history of the Indian Census, 100 percent of the Data was electronically processed and archived in the form of electronic images.

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