Bihar Government begins caste survey in State
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The Bihar government has started caste surveys in different parts of the state on 7th January.
An overview of the news
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar clarified that castes will be listed along with the economic status of each family and not sub-castes.
The economic condition of each family will be duly mentioned in the survey.
This caste survey will help in taking the required measures for the upliftment of the deprived sections.
In the first phase, the number of all the families of the state will be counted and recorded.
In the second phase of the survey to be held from April 1 to 30, data will be collected regarding the people living in the houses, their caste and socio-economic status.
The survey will end on 31 May 2023. About five lakh people have been employed to carry out this entire process.
The state government will spend Rs 500 crore from its contingency fund for this exercise.
What is caste based census?
In independent India, data on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has been published in every census from 1951 to 2011, but no data on other castes has been published.
Every census until 1931 contained caste figures.
Although, in 1941, caste-based data was collected but not published.
In the absence of such a census, there is no proper estimate of the population of OBC and others.
The Mandal Commission estimated the OBC population at 52%.
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