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Firsts of Census 2021

Firsts of Census 2021

The 2021 Census will be conducted in three phases, the first phase of which will begin in April this year. The house enumeration will be held from April to September. The population enumeration will be conducted in February 2021 and, finally, in March 2021, the revision round will take place.

Key Points:

  • The last census was done in the year 2011. According to the census reports of Indian Census 2011, the population of India was 1,210,854,977.
  • For the first time, this year's census will collect data of transgender headed houses. It also considers the main cereal that are consumed in the household.
  • For the first time, Census 2021 will seek information of citizens through digital modes like smartphones, DTH/Cable TV connection, internet access, bank accounts of household members, and so on. 
  • The process will now include an Android-based optional mobile application. 
  • The collected data will, in future help in providing the benefits of different government schemes to the intended beneficiaries.

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