Only six Religion Options Make It To The Next Census Form


Actually, based on information gathered during Census 2011, census officials had created precise categories for religion. However, these were removed, and the final schedule only kept six religious codes.

Points to Ponder:

  • India’s upcoming census will ask participants about their use of packaged or bottled water.
  • When asked about the causes of people or families migrating, the term “natural calamities” will be included as a new choice.
  • Despite requests from numerous groups, the only religious choices in the next Census are Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain.
  • The nature-loving Adivasis of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Odisha, as well as the Lingayats of Karnataka, have fought for recognition as distinct religions; nonetheless, they will not have their own sets of laws.
  • The next Census would be the first digital one in India, enabling participants to complete the form from the comfort of their own homes.
  • There are now additional inquiries, such as how long it takes to get to work and whether you use the metro.
  • A wider range of infirmities are now covered in the inquiry, such as blood disorders, intellectual disabilities, chronic neurological diseases, and acid attacks.
  • Whether a person renting a home also owns a home elsewhere or does not own any residential property will be noted in the Census.
  • Near the premises” shall be defined for the availability of drinking water as “within 100 metres in urban areas” and “within 500 metres in rural areas.”
  • A code directory has been established for enumerators to utilise during the second phase of the Census in order to lessen bias and errors in data processing. For queries involving descriptive and non-numeric entries, this directory provides codes.
  • Relationship to the head, mother tongue, other languages known, occupation, kind of industry, place of birth/last home, and scheduled caste/scheduled tribe (SC/ST) status are all covered by the code directory.