Centre postpones population enumeration this year

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The Centre has postponed the proposed population enumeration programme following the Corona pandemic situation.

Announcing this here in Rajya Sabha today, the Home Ministry informed the house in its written reply that the enumeration was supposed to begin at April 1, 2020, could not be taken up due to the lockdown and no decision has not been taken yet about its relaunch. The enumeration was supposed to conclude on September 30.

The letter further informed that there is no hope restarting it as the exercise requires over 30 lakh employees need to go door to door to check the population. “This may prove to be hazardous for them”, concluded the letter.

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