New Delhi: The Caste Census would be
carried out by the government between June and September next
year, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Friday.
"It was decided that Caste will be canvassed through a
separate house-to-house survey between June and September,
2011," Chidambaram told reporters at his monthly press meet
Bowing to demands by several political parties,
government had last month decided to carry out a separate
caste census next year.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had told the Lok
Sabha recently that all political parties had supported the
idea of including caste in census and there was no need for
any "apprehensions" over the issue.
His statement had come after leaders of BJP, JD(U),
BSP and Samajwadi Party wanted to know as to what happened to
the government`s promise to carry out a caste census.
The Group of Ministers, which examined the issue, had
decided that caste census should be carried out during house