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New Delhi: The Government will have to spend an additional Rs 4,000 crore following the decision to include caste in the census exercise across the country.

Official sources said the fund will be spent in purchasing and printing paper for enumeration of 1.2 billion population of the country, providing logistical support to the 24 lakh enumerators and on their remuneration.

A special budgetary provision will have to be made to arrange the funds for the exercise which is likely to be conducted by the year-end.

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