Census of India collects data related to Population in India and helps government in planning their resources and Policies. Know more Population Census of India 2011.

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Present Population of India in 2015 is 1,288,041,964 (128 crore) As of Oct 15, 2015

Population Census of India 2011 - The Census of India 2011 which started on 1st of April in 2010 was a historical landmark in Indian history. This was the largest census in human history till date ever done by any government in the world. Government of India collected data from each and every household in the states and union territories of India. The Census 2011 is the 15th National Census of India undertaken by the government after a gap of 10 years. However this year, the Government of India added another task to prepare a National Population Register (NPR) along with census data. Over the years, Indian census has been a reliable source of information on Demography, Economic Activity, Literacy and Education, Housing and Household Amenities, Urbanization, Fertility and Mortality, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Language, Religion, Migration, Disability and many other socio-cultural and demographic data in India.

How Census of India works
The Census of India officials visit each and every household and collects data by asking questions and filling up census forms about each and every person. The data collected about each and every individual is kept confidential and safe. Therefore any information about a person and his identity is kept totally confidential.

The work of Population census was been divided into two phases. The first phase covered House listing and Housing Census. This was completed in the months of April and July in 2010. The dates are adjustable according to time and situations in a particular state and Union territory. The second phase which will start from 9th of February in 2011 will cover Population Enumeration throughout the country. The second phase of Population census was finished on 28th February in 2011.