Ministry of Home Affairs


Posted On: 27 JUL 2021 4:54PM by PIB Delhi

The Government decided to conduct Census 2021 under the Census Act, 1948 in two phases, viz., (a) House listing & Housing Census during   April-September,  2020  and  (b)  Population   Enumeration   during 9th to 28th  February,  2021. However, Census   related field activities have been    postponed      till     further     orders      due   to   Covid-19   pandemic.

In Census, data is collected on demographic and various socio-economic parameters like education, SC/ST, religion, language, marriage, fertility, disability, occupation and migration of the individuals.  Data on migration characteristics along with the reasons of migration such as work/employment and business is collected.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.






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