Census 2021 to be conducted in 16 languages, EFC recommends Rs 8,754 Cr for process

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to a question regarding use of mobile apps for Census 2021, in Lok Sabha today, said that during Census 2021, a mix mode approach is being adopted for data collection.

The population Census will be conducted in two phases, viz. House-listing & Housing Census during April to September, 2020, and Population Enumeration during 9 to 28 February, 2021.

The Minister further stated that certain changes have been made in the questionnaire on the suggestions of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has recommended an amount of Rs 8754.23 crore for conducting Census 2021 in 16 languages.

Rai said that enumerators can collect and submit data directly through Mobile App using his/her smart phone or they can use paper schedule to collect data and submit the same through mobile apps.

Alternatively, the enumerators can also use only paper schedule to collect and submit the data. The State Government appointed enumerators will only be able to use the mobile app for collection of data.

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