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India Puts Off Census Exercise Indefinitely Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
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India Puts Off Census Exercise Indefinitely Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informed the Parliament on Tuesday that census-related field activities have been “postponed till further orders” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The extension of deadlines for processes required before the census can take place, freezing of administrative boundaries and listing of houses. PTI reported that in a letter sent to all states and Union territories in June, the office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) had extended the deadline for the freezing of administrative boundaries to December 31, 2022.The census in India is held every 10 years. The last one was conducted in February-March 2011, and the next exercise was scheduled to be over by March 2021 but was delayed due to the pandemic.The Census Rules of 1990 mention that administ...