The area actions associated to the census 2021 train within the nation have been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government knowledgeable Parliament on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai mentioned in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that census 2021 was to be carried out underneath the provisions of the Census Act of 1948 in two phases.
They have been home itemizing and housing census throughout April-September, 2020 and inhabitants enumeration throughout February 9-28, 2021.
“However, census-related field activities have been postponed till further orders due to COVID-19 pandemic,” he mentioned.
The minister added that within the census, information is collected on demographic and varied socio-economic parameters like schooling, SC/ST, faith, language, marriage, fertility, incapacity, occupation and migration of the people.
It additionally collects information on migration traits together with the explanations for migration akin to work/employment and enterprise, he mentioned.
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