Centre postpones NPR update, first phase of Census

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A statement by the Registrar General of India’s office on Wednesday said that keeping in view the nationwide lockdown, “the first phase of Census 2021 and updation of NPR, which was to begin on various dates decided by the State/UT governments beginning 1st of April 2020 and various related field activities, are postponed until further orders”.

The Indian Express on Saturday reported that the NPR exercise was likely to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to maintain social distancing. Several states had even written to the Centre, expressing their inability to implement the process given that their manpower was engaged in fighting the pandemic.

A statement by the Registrar General of India’s office on Wednesday said that keeping in view the nationwide lockdown, “the first phase of Census 2021 and updation of NPR, which was to begin on various dates decided by the State/UT governments beginning 1st of April 2020 and various related field activities, are postponed until further orders”.

The Indian Express on Saturday reported that the NPR exercise was likely to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to maintain social distancing. Several states had even written to the Centre, expressing their inability to implement the process given that their manpower was engaged in fighting the pandemic

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