India on Sunday, 30 August, reported 78,761 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 35,42,734. The death toll increased by 948 to 63,498.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 7,65,302 active cases across the country, while 27,13,934 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated.
Census, NPR Not in the Priority List of Govt: Official
Earlier, the Census was supposed to have its reference date as 1 March 2021, and for snow-bound Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand it was 1 October 2020.
While updating NPR witnessed opposition from some state governments, the Census process received full support.
According to the Registrar General’s website, “The National Population Register is a Register of usual residents of the country.”
Who falls within the “usual resident”category?
For the purposes of NPR, a usual resident is someone who has resided in a local area for 6 months or more, or someone who intends to reside in the area for 6 months or more.
It is mandatory for every ‘usual resident’ of India to register in the NPR. NPR data was collected in 2010 during the Census 2011 exercise and updated in 2015.
(With inputs from PTI)
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