Caste-based Census must be done at least once: Nitish Kumar | India News – Times of India

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PATNA: One-and-a-half months before the beginning of Census India-2021, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday advocated for a caste-based census across the country. “A caste-based Census will give a correct figure about the population of each caste. It will help governments take a better decision for the development and welfare of people,” Nitish told reporters at the JD (U) office here.
The CM also said the Centre should implement the Karpoori Thakur formula of reservation to the extremely backward classes (EBCs) in central government jobs.
The Census India-2021 will be conducted from April 1 to September 30 through a mobile phone application, moving away from the traditional pen and paper. Enumerators would seek the mobile phone number of the family head besides other information about toilets, TV, internet, vehicles, source of drinking water, etc. during the house-listing phase of the exercise, a Census official told TOI.
Nitish said caste-based Census must be done in the country at least once. “Earlier, such Census used to take place in the country, but the practice was stopped after Independence.”



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