Data for Census 2021: Nityanand Rai

New Delhi : The Government decided to conduct Census 2021 under the Census Act, 1948 in two phases, viz., (a) House listing & Housing Census during   April-September,  2020  and  (b)  Population   Enumeration   during 9th to 28th  February,  2021. However, Census   related field activities have been    postponed      till     further     orders      due   to   Covid-19   pandemic.

In Census, data is collected on demographic and various socio-economic parameters like education, SC/ST, religion, language, marriage, fertility, disability, occupation and migration of the individuals.  Data on migration characteristics along with the reasons of migration such as work/employment and business is collected.

 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs,  Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.