Did You Know?
- Census 2011 covered 35 States/Union Territories, 640 districts, 5,924 sub-districts, 7,935 Towns and 6,40,867 Villages. In Census 2001, the corresponding figures were 593 Districts, 5,463 sub-Districts, 5,161 Towns and 6,38,588 Villages. There is an increase of 47 Districts, 461 Sub Districts, 2774 Towns (242 Statutory and 2532 Census Towns) and 2279 Villages in Census 2011 as compared to Census 2001.
- Census 2011 is the 15 Census of India since 1872. It was held in two phases:
• House listing & Housing Census: (April to September 2010)
• Population Enumeration (9th to 28th February 2011)
- Census 2011 mascot is a female enumerator (who everybody would identify as the school teacher next door).
- The provisional figures of India’s largest Census 2011 were released in New Delhi on 31st March 2011 by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and RGI C Chandramouli.
- The 15th Census of India and the seventh Census of Independent India-2011 was started on 1st April 2010 with President Pratibha Patil being the first citizen to be enumerated, followed by Vice President Hamid Ansari.
- The estimated cost of the Census was 22 Billion Rupees.