Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Government of India


The Central Government has decided to conduct a Socio Economic and Caste Survey of the national population in the year 2011. The Socio Economic and Caste Census would be carried out by the respective State Government with the financial and technical support of the Government of India.

The Rural and the Urban Socio-economic and Caste Census shall follow common enumeration approach and shall be taken up across the entire State concurrently, with only the questionnare in the rural and uraban being different. It has been planned that the data capture in the field shall be done using electronic Handheld device and each enumerator would be accompanied by data entry operator with handheld device. The census is slated to commence in June 2011 and be completed by December 2011.

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