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Thursday, July 07, 2022



Deadline for freezing administrative boundaries extended, no Census this year

June 15, 2022 7:56 am

Since the Census can only begin a few months after the administrative boundaries are frozen, the possibility of a Census in 2022 is ruled out.

Political unanimity for a caste census in Bihar could influence national conversation on this important issue

June 03, 2022 9:07 am

National parties such as the Congress and BJP have held that the reintroduction of caste as a census category could defeat the avowed aim to weaken, if not end, the debilitating hierarchies of the caste system.

Census new rules notified, people can self-enumerate online

March 13, 2022 7:06 am

In a gazette notification issued on Friday, the Centre amended Census Rules, 1990, to include “electronic form” and “self-enumeration” in the schedule of questions to be asked during census enumeration.

Census: Citizens to be allowed to self-enumerate online; home visit by officials to continue

March 12, 2022 1:01 pm

Apart from allowing the provision of online self-enumeration, home visit by the enumerators for collecting census data will continue as in the past.

RGI extends deadline for jursidictional changes for Census till June 30

January 04, 2022 8:48 am

🔴 According to sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs, which oversees the functioning of Registrar General of India, this was done on the request of the states as they have not been able to update the jurisdictional changes for various reasons.

Caste-based census legitimate demand: NCBC chief

November 26, 2021 10:24 pm

National Commission for Backward Classes Chairman Dr Bhagwan Lal Sahni said several organisations have met him with this demand and he has apprised the authorities concerned of the matter.

Australia gears up for the great Koala count, using drones, droppings and dogs

December 07, 2020 3:18 pm

When the count begins in a few months, heat-seeking drones, acoustic surveys and detector dogs will be deployed. Individuals will don hiking boots and head out into the bush for some koala spotting. Many will also look for koala droppings.

Census, NPR unlikely in 2020 amidst coronavirus pandemic

August 30, 2020 9:46 pm

The Indian census is one of the largest administrative and statistical exercises in the world, with the involvement of more than 30 lakh officials who would visit each household across the length and breadth of the country.

Centre postpones NPR update, first phase of Census

March 26, 2020 3:40 am

The updation of NPR was proposed to be done along with Phase I of Census 2021 in all States/UTs, except Assam, as it has already gone through the process of preparing National Register of Citizens.

Assam meeting on census to identify ‘indigenous’ Muslims

February 11, 2020 10:30 am

Some fear such a census will “further marginalise” the descendants of Bengali-speaking migrants in Assam


Languages of India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

News in Numbers on the languages census of India