AP’s Smart Pulse Survey – first of its kind in India

9 July 2016

Andhra Pradesh Government initiated the ‘Smart Pulse Survey’ which was taken prestigiously. It is first of its kind in India in terms of the technology use and its comprehensiveness. This Survey is to collect the socio-economic data of 1.48 crore households in the state. This Survey has been divided into 2 phases. The first phase of the survey is initiated from the CM himself. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s data is collected at his riverfront residence in Vundavalli near to Vijayawada. This phase will be carried out from the 8th to 30th of July.

The smart pulse survey is planned to fill the gaps related to socio-economic details which are not covered by Aadhaar, This Survey is giving an option to the Citizens to provide their details through the internet as well.

As the first step, AP CM Chandrababu has provided his personal details and the Krishna District collector by himself took his data and uploaded into the system on Thursday in front of the media. Naidu has presented his personal and family details as a part of the survey. During this episode, Chandrababu has shown the humorous side of him. While replying to the questions of the enumerator, he said that he has been married for 35 years and his household has a TV, Washing Machine and Air Conditioner. He added that he is still living in a rented house, currently, himself and his Son resides at Vijayawada and his wife, daughter-in-law and grandson are still residing at Hyderabad who will be joining him soon at Vijayawada. When enumerator asked Babu about his profession, Babu humorously answered that him and his son, both are into politics.

The AP Smart Pulse is different than the Telangana household survey conducted by the Telangana government back in 2014. When the Telangana Survey was done within 2 days, now the AP Smart Survey is going to take more than a month. The data collectors will be visiting the household at least 3-4 times during the process. Once all the data is collected, government will be integrating this data to the already available Aadhar Data. 

The survey will be undertaken by the planning, revenue and IT departments together. All the enumerators will be provided with the tablets, as soon as they collect the data from a Citizen or household, they will be immediately able to compare that data with Aadhar to tally whether the data is right or wrong. For consolidation of the data given by residents, the surveyors will authenticate their fingerprints and map it with the Aadhaar data provided by them. Survey will also register each and every house across the state and every home will be provided by a unique number which will be stick to the door. All these numbers will be integrated and tagged to GPS for the future reference.