Development | VOL. 12, ISSUE 74, September-October 2012

Our Census, Our Future?

The motto of the 2011 Census was 'Our Census, Our Future'. The Census authorities claim that this massive exercise was spread across 35 states and union territories; and covered 640 districts, 5,767 tehsils, 7,742 towns and more than 6 lakh villages. An astounding 2.7 million officials visited each household in 7,935 towns and 6, 40,867 villages, classifying the population according to sex, religion, education and occupation. The cost of this exercise was worked out to be about a whopping 2,200...

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