Ministry of Home Affairs
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Delay in Census 2021

Posted On: 14 DEC 2022 6:03PM by PIB Delhi

The intent of the Government for conducting Census 2021 was notified in Gazette of India on 28th March, 2019.   Due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Census 2021 and the related field activities have been postponed until further orders. The date of freezing the boundaries of administrative units has been extended upto 31.12.2022.                       

Mobile and Web applications for collection of data and a Portal (CMMS) for management and monitoring of various Census related activities have been developed.  An expenditure of Rs. 24.84 crore has so far been incurred on development of mobile applications, web applications, CMMS portal and related activities.

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

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