Govt to carry out caste census in 2011

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P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Oct: Bowing to demands by several political parties over the caste-based census, the government is set to carry out between Jun and Sep 2011, announced Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday, Oct 1.

The issue came to light after leaders of BJP, JD(U), BSP and Samajwadi Party wanted to know as to what happened to the government"s promise to carry out a caste census.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had told the Lok Sabha recently that all political parties had supported the idea of including caste in census and there was no need for any “apprehensions" over the issue.

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