February 11, 2020 10:30 am
Some fear such a census will “further marginalise” the descendants of Bengali-speaking migrants in Assam
January 10, 2020 7:03 am
The exercise — Houselisting Operations of Census 2021 — will also seek data, for the first time, on smartphones, piped gas connections and mobile numbers.
September 06, 2019 7:01 am
The Census will have code numbers linked to set responses for descriptive questions, to minimise varied responses that need to be categorised post-data collection.
July 01, 2019 5:45 pm
The reference date for the census is October 1, 2020 for Jammu and Kashmir and snowbound areas of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, while for the rest of country is March 1, 2021.
November 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Race is difficult to count because, unlike income or employment, it is a social category that shifts with changes in culture, immigration and ideas about genetics.
September 01, 2015 7:37 am
Despite having the highest level of female education and the lowest fertility rate, why is the Christian population growth rate the same as that of the average Indian?
August 27, 2015 5:39 pm
While decadal growth rates are declining among all religious communities, the decline has been sharper among Muslims than among Hindus over the last three decades.
August 27, 2015 10:29 am
The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.
July 03, 2015 12:22 pm
Releasing the Census, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the data will help in better targeting of government policies.
January 21, 2015 4:02 pm
The census depicts the country's population on the grounds of religious faith practised by an individual.
July 05, 2018 7:36 am
August 28, 2015 2:03 pm