PM enumerated for Census-2011

PM enumerated for Census-2011

Census officials visited the Race Course residence of the 77-year-old prime minister this morning and collected particulars of him and his wife Gursharan Kaur. Official sources said Singh was enthusiastic in giving out information during the exercise that lasted about 15 minutes.

Minister of state in the Prime Minister''s Office Prithviraj Chauhan, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai and Census Commissioner C Chandramouli were present. Singh asked each and every citizen to participate in the national endeavour and ensure that they are enumerated properly. "This enumeration will constitute a treasure house of information for planning our development work," he said.

He said the Census of India is the most massive operation for compiling statistics anywhere in the world. "Some of this data forms an important base for planning the level of our economic and social activities and it constitutes an important input in the processes of planning and development," the prime minister noted.

The biggest Census exercise ever to be attempted in human history to cover India's 1.2 billion population began on April 1 with President Pratibha Patil being the first to be enumerated in the decennial exercise.

The 15th National Census, which will see over 25 lakh officials capturing the socio-economic-cultural profile of its citizens, will also seek information for the creation of the National Population Register.

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