Population enumeration in Assam by March 31

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Guwahati, Feb 5 (PTI) Population enumeration in Assamwill be completed by March end, official sources said today.

Director of census operation R K Das said the secondphase of census will start from February 9 and end on February28.

The third and final phase will begin on March 1 and endon March 31 after which the final figures will be declared, hesaid.

As per projected figures, the state''s population willbe 3.05 crore this year against 2.67 crore in 2001,registering a 14.7 per cent increase.

Asked whether the census figures would include illegalmigrants from Bangladesh, Das said the Directorate wasconcerned with ascertaining the overall population.

"We ask the foreigner who stays within the enumerationperiod whether his/her name has been enumerated in any othercountry and if the answer is no then he or she is enumerated,"he said.

A highlight will be the enumeration of the homelesspeople which will be carried out on the night of February 28,he added.

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