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How many questions canvassed during population enumeration in Census of 2011?
1. 23
2. 24
3. 25
4. 29

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 29

The correct answer is 29.

  • A population Census is a process of collecting, compiling, analyzing and disseminating demographic, social, cultural and economic data relating to all persons in the country, at a particular time in ten years interval. 
  • The Census of 2011 was the 7th number after the Independence and 15th edition when counted from 1872.
  • The first Census in India was conducted in 1872 during the British period.
  • The first Census of Independent India was conducted in 1951.
  • The first phase House listing and Housing Census has been conducted between April to June 2010 in different States and UTs.
    • The House listing and Housing Census of 2011 contains 34 questions.

  • Population enumeration is the phase 2 processes in a census after House listing and Housing Census.
    • During the 2011 census process, the population enumeration was conducted from 9th February to 28th February 2011.
    • The government will collect a set of demographic, social and economic data on every person in the country by population enumeration.
    • There were 29 questions canvassed during population enumeration in the Census of 2011.
    • To collect information on more than 120 crore people in just 20 days, the government called on government employees to participate as enumerators.
    • Teachers were the main source of enumerators.

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