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.