Population enumeration in Assam by March 31

Population enumeration in Assam will be completed by March end, official sources said on Saturday.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 22:07 PM IST

Guwahati: Population enumeration in Assam will be completed by March end, official sources said on Saturday.

Director of census operation RK Das said the second
phase of census will start from February 9 and end on February
28.

The third and final phase will begin on March 1 and end
on March 31 after which the final figures will be declared, he
said.

As per projected figures, the state`s population will
be 3.05 crore this year against 2.67 crore in 2001,
registering a 14.7 percent increase.

Asked whether the census figures would include illegal
migrants from Bangladesh, Das said the Directorate was
concerned with ascertaining the overall population.

"We ask the foreigner who stays within the enumeration
period whether his/her name has been enumerated in any other
country and if the answer is no then he or she is enumerated,"
he said.

A highlight will be the enumeration of the homeless
people which will be carried out on the night of February 28,
he added.

PTI

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