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Volume IconPodcast: How will the delay in conducting a Census affect India?

First, the pandemic came in the way of the Census, and now the govt is unlikely to go ahead with this massive exercise before the 2024 general elections. What are the implications of this delay?

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India is set to become the world's most populous country in a few months from now. Or maybe it already is. Only the decadal census can confirm. It was scheduled for 2021, but the pandemic came in the way. And now, the government is unlikely to go ahead with this massive exercise before the 2024 general elections. What are the implications of this delay? 

Listen to this podcast for the answers.

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First Published: Dec 12 2022 | 8:15 AM IST

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