12,000 cr, 33 lakh peo­ple: What it will take to count ev­ery In­dian

Cut-off date An app to col­lect pop­u­la­tion data Costli­est cen­sus

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Each Cen­sus has its

‘cen­sus mo­ment’ or ref­er­ence date so that all the data refers to a well-de­fined pe­riod of time in or­der to get ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion about the pop­u­la­tion

For the 2021 cen­sus, the ref­er­ence points are

for the states of J&K, Hi­machal Pradesh and Ut­tarak­hand.

For the rest of the coun­try, the ref­er­ence date will be

1, 2020,

March 1, 2021

Oc­to­ber

No. of enu­mer­a­tors (in lakhs)

Grown by al­most 3 times since

1981

2011

Much of the cen­sus prepa­ra­tion will fo­cus on teach­ing of­fi­cials how to col­lect the data, which

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