Friday, 19 August, 2022
Topic2011 census

Topic: 2011 census

Centre rules out caste-based census in 2021, faults 2011 Socio-Economic & Caste Census survey

Centre's response came in an affidavit filed in Supreme Court in response to petition filed by Maharashtra seeking declaration of SECC-2011 raw caste data of OBCs.

Raw caste data collected in 2011 given to social justice ministry, govt tells Rajya Sabha

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 data, excluding caste data, has been published.

Census 2021 will be delayed. It gives Modi govt time to bring long-pending reforms

Despite technological innovations, India’s census has seen a decline in the quality of data.

Not a single Dalit in 60% of Kolkata’s neighbourhoods. How caste divides Indian cities

Indian urban localities are as segregated as our villages. Caste is still an important factor in deciding the organisation of spatial environment in cities.

Fear of quota claims, ‘need to save secular state’ — why caste never made it to the census

The last time comprehensive data on caste was collected was in the 1931 Census, and there is now a growing clamour to include caste as a category in the 2021 Census.

Census 2021 will be paperless as Modi govt develops data collection app

Enumerators can download the app on their Android devices and feed in the data directly. Govt says efforts have been made to ensure security of information.

Indian women confined to the home, in cities designed for men

There are nearly five men to every one woman who commutes to work in India.

TalkPoint: Will Modi govt’s new population formula to share tax revenues reignite north-south divide?

The 15th Finance Commission is mandated to use the census data from 2011 instead of 1971. Experts weigh in on its likely impact on states across the country.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.