Census 2021 related field activities postponed due to COVID-19: Govt
The field activities related to the census 2021 exercise in the country have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday.
They were house listing and housing census during April-September, 2020 and population enumeration during February 9-28, 2021.
''However, census-related field activities have been postponed till further orders due to COVID-19 pandemic,'' he said.
The minister added that in the census, data is collected on demographic and various socio-economic parameters like education, SC/ST, religion, language, marriage, fertility, disability, occupation and migration of the individuals.
It also collects data on migration characteristics along with the reasons for migration such as work/employment and business, he said.
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