Census to postpone to 2022?
The Centre is on track to push the 2021 Census to 2022 on account of the country’s continuing preoccupation with the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior government official told The Hindu.
“Our hands are full dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic,” the official said, pointing out that first it was the measures taken to deal with the pandemic and now the massive vaccination programme under way across the country.
What is t
National Population Register (NPR) is a database containing a list of all usual residents of the country.
Its objective is to have a comprehensive identity database of people residing in the country.
A usual resident for the purposes of NPR is a person who has resided in a place for 6 months or more, and intends to reside there for another six months or more.
It is generated through house-to-house enumeration during the “house-listing” phase of the census, which is held onc