Making India’s census count

Kumar, Vikas (2023) Making India’s census count. East Asia Forum.

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Until the indefinite postponement of its 2021 census, India was perhaps the only country outside the West that could boast of an unbroken chain of censuses starting in the late 19th century. Newly independent India adapted the colonial census to generate information for general administration and public policy, and enacted permanent census legislation even before it adopted a constitution.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Kumar, Vikas
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Census, Government, India
Subjects: Social sciences > Public administration > General considerations of public administration > Public administration of general forms of assistance > Census and surveys
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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