The next census of India in 2021 – the massive implementation to establish the population of the country – will be a “digital census”, with a mobile application used to gather data, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday. He also advised the scheme of a multipurpose ID card for every Indian which is the combination of passport, Aaadhar and the voter card.
“A mobile application will be used in Census 2021. It will be an alteration from document census to digital census,” Shah believed at an event in Delhi. “We can have just one card for all purposes like Aadhaar, passport, bank account, driving license, voter card. This is a perspective,” he briefed.
Shah also said that the National Population Register will be arranged for the first time in the 2021 census.
For the first time in the 140-year history of the census in India, data is planned to be composed through an app and people who carry out door-to-door counting would be encouraged to use their phone.
The last census was conducted in 2011 when the country’s populace stood at 121 crore.
In March this year, the government had declared that the next census will be performed in two phases with March 1, 2021. For Jammu and Kashmir and few areas of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the allusion date shall be the first day of October, 2020, the notification said.