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Bihar: Second phase of caste-based census begins, to continue till May 15

Patna (Bihar) [India], April 19 (ANI): The second phase of the caste-based census has started in the State and will continue till May 15, said Dr Chandrashekhar Singh, DM, Patna.

The decision of a caste census was taken by the Bihar cabinet on June 2, last year, months after the Centre ruled out conducting such an exercise nationally.

The first phase of the caste-based census in Bihar began on January 7 and ended on January 21.

Informing about the involvement of people in the second phase of the caste-based census, DM Singh said, “All the families are sharing information positively”.

The second phase of the survey will involve gathering data on people from all castes, sub-castes, and socioeconomic conditions backgrounds.

The survey, in its second phase, would cover an estimated population of 12.70 crores across 2.58 crore households in 38 districts, further spread over 534 blocks and 261 urban local bodies. The survey would be completed by May 31, this year.

A caste-based headcount will be conducted across all 38 districts in two stages. (ANI)

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Source: The Print

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