More on Ummid: International l National l Regional l Politics l Business l Religion l History l Culture l Education
MHW dharna against Women Reservation in Mumbai: Opposing the Women Reservation Bill in its present form, Movement for Human Welfare (MHW) has called for Dharna at Azad Maidan on 31st March from 2:00 PM.....Read Full
Peace still eludes Hyderabad, toll rises to two:One more person was stabbed to death .....Read Full
Cow Commission to be set up for protection of cows: Hooda:Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that 'Gau Ayog' (Cow Commission) would be set up in the state to protect cows. This was stated .....Read Full
Will Dawood's facing law be a favour? Congress asks BJP:The Congress Tuesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for lauding Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's appearance before the Special Investigation Team .....Read Full
Problems and Prospects of Islamic Banking in India – Road Map ahead: Modern, secular and industrialized countries like Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have become hub of .....Read Full
1 killed, 2 hurt as trouble in Hyderabad continues unabated: One person died and two were injured in fresh incidents of communal violence here today following which curfew was clamped.....Read Full
Niqab ban gets unanimous support in Canada:Canadians have unanimously supported the niqab ban announced by French-speaking Quebec province this week. After France .....Read Full
Zakia Jaffri satisfied at Modi's questioning:Zakia Jaffri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffri killed during the 2002 communal riots, Saturday expressed satisfaction at the .....Read Full
Sibal promises all help to promote Urdu:Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal today underscored the need for a new agenda to promote .....Read Full
Obama names Indian American to key agricultural post:After waiting for months for the Senate to act, President Barack Obama has announced he would .....Read Full
Islam, Christianity alien, so cannot get quota: BJP: "Islam and Christianity are alien" to India and, therefore, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) feels people from the minority groups, even if their socio-economic condition is low .....Read Full
What's the problem if Husain is in Doha, asks SC: The Supreme Court today refused to direct the government to take steps to ensure return of self-exiled painter M F Husain, who has been .....Read Full
2011 population census begins April 1, IANS
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 06:57:20 PM
New Delhi: One of the largest census exercises, to compile India’s estimated 1.2 billion people into one single database, begins Thursday with President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari to be the first ones being listed.
This will be India’s 15th census since 1872. It will cost the government Rs.2,209 crore and witness engagement of 2.5 million people, union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said.
The exercise will be undertaken in two phases, Pillai said, adding that the process to create a database on demography, economic activity, literacy and education, housing and household amenities, urbanisation, fertility and mortality, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, language, religion and migration, would involve visiting each and every household in the country.
The census 2011 will mark a milestone as the government also intends to create the National Population Register (NPR), a comprehensive identity database that will facilitate the creation of a biometrics-based identity system in the country, allowing identity cards for all citizens.
Also, for the first time information will be collected on categories like the ownership of mobile phones, computers, internet, having treated or untreated drinking water facility, and finger prints and photographs of individuals which will help the government formulate plans and strengthen the country’s security.
The first phase, called the house listing and housing census, will be conducted between April and July this year.
The second phase, called the population enumeration, will be conducted simultaneously all over the country Feb 9-28, 2011.
Spread across 35 states and union territories, the census would cover 640 districts, 5,767 tehsils, 7,742 towns and more than 600,000 villages.
Comment on this article
Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange
Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.