Census 2011 to be launched in Gujarat from Apr 21
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Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010, 22:03
Ahmedabad: The Census 2011 will be launched in Gujarat on April 21 with Governor Dr Kamla and Chief Minister Narendra Modi as first two citizens to be enumerated in the census register.

On April 21, the Census officials will visit the Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister's house and collect the details to mark the beginning of the massive process to create a data base of citizens.

About 1,17,000 enumerators, mostly teachers, will visit some 5.5 crore denizens of the state and collect the data during the massive exercise for the sixth time since Gujarat came into existence.

Manish Bhardwaj, director of census operation in Gujarat, said that this time there will be a separate sheet to collect data for National Population Register (NPR) which will pave way for the centre's ambitious Unique Identification Number (UIN) project headed by Nandan Nilekani.

Some new parameters have also been added for the first time in the history of census in India since 1872 which include data collection on information on the ownership of mobile phones, computers, Internet, having drinking water facility at home.


First Published: Monday, April 19, 2010, 22:03

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