Bengaluru, Jan 5: The government of Karnataka has decided to begin a caste census from April 11 to 30 this year to identify the social and economic conditions of the entire population of the state. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said this after a census review meeting held at the state secretariat here on Monday.
The census will be conducted by Karnataka Backward Classes Commission (KBCC) with the help of the deputy commissioner in all 30 districts of the state. More than 80,000 officials will take part in the 20-day census. Fifty-five questions will be asked during the census. Teachers of goevrnment schools will participate in the census.
The state government has allocated Rs 175 crore to the KBCC to conduct the census.