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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Caste census


Why counting caste along with main census is impractical

October 09, 2021 8:41 am

There are many technical, logistical and operational difficulties for the Centre. However, states are free to conduct a caste census

Do we need to count caste in census?

October 03, 2021 1:20 pm

S Irudaya Rajan, U S Mishra write: Collection of caste information while conducting census may dilute the exercise at the very least and send wrong signals regarding its purpose.

Amid census calls, data show nearly half of rural homes OBC

September 29, 2021 12:10 pm

The data shows that of an estimated 17.24 crore rural households, 44.4% were OBCs; 21.6% Scheduled Castes (SC); 12.3% Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 21.7% other social groups. Of the total rural households, 9.3 crore or 54% are agricultural households.

Caste-based Census is necessary, PMK tells Centre

September 27, 2021 10:29 am

If caste wise data is not collected, there is a "danger" of reservation for OBCs "disappearing" over the next few years and hence, caste wise enumeration in Census is necessary and cannot be avoided, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder leader S Ramadoss said.

Why we need a caste census

September 28, 2021 7:20 am

Tejashwi Yadav writes: If inclusive development is the constitutional priority of our country, then we must demand the socio-economic caste enumeration and make it publicly available so that our development policies and programmes can be accordingly shaped.

Caste census will help formulate policy for poor. No one has anything to lose... Nitish raised demand earlier too...: JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh

September 27, 2021 7:04 am

JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh asserts the 2020 poll results were not anti-Nitish, denies charges of political patronage in state water scheme contracts, and talks about why Prashant Kishor was let go.

All-party delegation from Jharkhand led by CM Hemant Soren meets Amit Shah, demands caste census

September 26, 2021 8:31 pm

The visit came close on the heels of the Centre telling the Supreme Court that a caste census of backward classes is "administratively difficult and cumbersome" and excluding such information from the purview of Census is a "conscious policy decision."

Mumbai: OBC quota conference passes resolution for caste census

September 26, 2021 6:36 am

“Anybody who questions the Centre comes under the scanner of investigating agencies. I would urge everybody to exercise caution in the current scenario,” Cabinet Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said.

Maharashtra parties call for inclusion of caste data in 2022 census

September 25, 2021 7:24 pm

Addressing the conference, Chhagan Bhujbal said, “Anybody who questions the Centre, comes under the scanner of investigating agencies.”

Tejashwi Yadav writes to non-BJP leaders on caste census

September 25, 2021 4:34 pm

"It bears repeating for a brazenly callous government that the caste system, which Dr B R Ambedkar referred to as a system of graded inequality, has been a great source of disadvantage for a significantly large section of population,” Yadav wrote in his letter.