CM Nitish Kumar for caste-based census

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that steps must be taken for ensuring caste-based census which has not not taken place since 1931.

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wedesday
said that steps must be taken for ensuring caste-based census
which has not not taken place since 1931.

"I am still a votary of holding census on the basis of
castes... steps must be taken for the purpose… the
caste-based census has not taken place since 1931", Kumar
said.

Earlier, he furnished 29 columns of information when
Census officials met him marking the beginning of second round
of compilation of details.

He appealed to the people of the state to help assist
the census officials in conducting the marathon exercise.

"The census will also help the state in further hiking
the plan size and will ensure the benefits prescribed for the
people`s betterment", Kumar said.

The census officials also met Governor Devanand
Konwar who too furnished the details.

PTI