Work on Census 2011, National Population Register (NPR) in progress: Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI): Work is in progress on the National Population Register (NPR) and Census 2011.

Revealing this on Tuesday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said direct data collection for the National Population Register (NPR) is in progress in the coastal villages of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Orissa, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharasthra, Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The biographical details of more than 37 lakh residents and biometric details of more than 8 lakh residents have been recorded, he added.

As regards Census 2011, he said field survey work for the preparation of geo-referenced enumeration blocks was completed in 1202 wards out of 2018 wards in 33 capital cities.

He also said notification amending the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003 was issued on November 9, 2009 for preparation of National Register of Citizens (NRC), 1951 in Assam. (ANI)

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