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Cabinet approves conduct of Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR)

Cabinet approves conduct of Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR)
Cabinet approves conduct of Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR)

Cabinet approves conduct of Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR)

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal for conducting Census of India 2021 at a cost of Rs. 8,754.23 crore and updation of National Population Register (NPR) at a cost of Rs. 3,941.35 crore.

Census of India will cover the entire population in the country while NPR will also cover all the population except in the state of Assam.

The Indian Census is largest administrative and statistical exercise in the world. The next decennial Census is due in 2021 and would be conducted in two phases:

  • House listing and Housing Census - April to September, 2020
  • Population Enumeration - 9th February to 28th February, 2021


About National Population Register (NPR):

The National Population Register (NPR) was prepared in 2010 under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and Citizenship Rules, 2003, which was subsequently updated in 2015 by seeding it with Aadhaar.[PIB]

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