Saturday, April 2, 2011

Census 2011 cost Rs 2,200 crore

New Delhi, Apr 1

India's Census 2011 cost the exchequer Rs 2,200 crore, official data said.

The head count of 121.02 crore population cost Rs 18.19 per person, the provisional data released yesterday showed.

The Census Commissioner said 27 lakh functionaries were involved in the mammoth exercise.

The data showed that 8,000 metric tonnes of paper was used in conducting the gigantic exercise of house listing and housing census from April to September 2010 and in the 20-day population enumeration from February 9 to 28.

The paper was used in printing 34 crore schedules in 16 languages and 54 lakh training manuals in 18 languages.

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