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Tripura: Independent India's first census to determine the caste-wise breakup of the country's 1.21 billion people was launched on Wednesday.

It was launched in this remote tribal dominated village, 45 km north of Tripura capital Agartala.

"In the general census 2011 (Feb 9-28), people belonging to the scheduled tribes and scheduled castes have been counted. In the caste census, there would be four categories - scheduled tribe, scheduled caste, others and no caste," Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India C. Chandramauli told.

"The caste census would be completed by December," he said.

However the caste census would be conducted simultaneously with the socio-economic survey to determine the number of people living below poverty line (BPL).
Posted On : 30 Jun 11
Independent India's first caste census launched
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