Amit Shah layed basis for digital 2021 Census

Amit Shah layed basis for digital 2021 Census

A mobile app will be used in Census 2021. It will be a transformation from paper census to digital census. The Census of 2011 conveyed about the country’s population at 121 crore.


The centre decided to prepare an NPR by September 2020 to lay the foundation for rolling out a citizens’ register across the country.

Key highlights:
  • The basis of a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise to be rolled out on the lines of the one that was carried out in Assam.
  • The Population census is an exercise that helps to provide people the benefits of the government schemes. National Population Register (NPR) will help government solve many issues in the country. 
  • The Census 2011 data used for Ujjwala Yojana to increase domestic LPG cylinder coverage.
  • The census helps us plan our social welfare and entitlement schemes better through the NPR, India would have a multipurpose identity document that will have all details like Aadhaar and PAN card.

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