Census and NPR:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Population and Related Issues.   Context: The first phase of the census and collection of details to update the National Population Register (NPR) have been postponed at least till September.   Mandatory requirements for Census: Freezing of boundary limits of administrative units: Freezing of boundary limits of administrative units (boundaries …

Do we need a caste-based census for India?

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Context: The Bihar chief minister wants the central government to reconsider its refusal to hold a caste-based census, as he feels such data can help his government design more focused policies for the really needy among OBCs. However, the Government of India …