CRS of births, deaths being extended to rural areas from next month

Srinagar – The Directorate of Economics and Statistics in collaboration with District Administration, Kupwara, organized a day long workshop on “Civil Registration System” (CRS) at District Office Complex, Kupwara, today.

On the occasion the Director, Economics and Statistics Mr. B. R. Lachotra was chief guest and the District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Mr. Sarmad Hafeez was guest of honour.

The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the stake holders, field functionaries i.e Station House Officers of Police Department, Municipal Officers, Village Chowkidars, Numberdars and Jamadars about the usefulness of the vital statistics besides steps needed to be taken in improve the registration system in the District.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Lachotra stressed the need to improve the rate of registration up to 100% so that the goal for achieving universal registration of births and deaths in the state is achieved in full with the support of field functionaries’ and cooperation of general masses.

Mr. Lachotra said that the “Civil Registration System” (CRS) which was in force for the urban areas only so far is being extended to rural areas from next month. He said that the people of the State are giving poor response towards the registration system due to which the registration of birth and deaths in the State is only 64% while as it is only 35% in  district Kupwara. He emphasized the need for achieving 100% registration of births and deaths so that accurate health policies can be formulated by the Government to address the date gaps in health sector.

While addressing the gathering the District Development Commissioner stressed for regularly upgrading the skills and knowledge of the field functionaries’ about the schemes and initiatives of the government for  proper registration of the births and deaths in the rural areas especially far-flung and remote villages.

The experts of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics gave intensive training to village Chowkidars, Numberdars and Jamadars about how to correctly report the information about death and birth events so that annual reported on vital statistics is generated timely and accurately.

Mr. Lachotra said that more awareness camps are being organized in various districts as a part of the campaign to provide more and more information to the people regarding “Civil Registration System” which is mandatory for each and every citizen of the State.

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