Minister of state for Home Nityanand Rai today has said that the forthcoming Census will be the first digital Census and there is a provision for self-enumeration.
Mr Rai informed the Lok Sabha that Mobile App for collection of data and a Census Portal for management and monitoring of various Census related activities have been developed. He said, in Census data is collected on demographic and various socio-economic parameters like education, SC/ST, religion, language, marriage and migration of the individuals.
The Minister informed the house the questionnaire for the first phase of Census was notified in the gazette of India. He said, the individual data collected in Census under the Census Act are not made public. Mr Rai said, special emphasis is given on scientifically designing the Census questions for faster processing and early release of data.