Bhupesh Baghel writes to PM Modi, urges to announce Census schedule soon
20 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that he urge officials to announce the Census schedule as soon as possible.
On Sunday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that he urge officials to announce the Census schedule as soon as possible. Baghel stated in his letter to PM Modi that census data aids in the formulation of the country’s developmental strategies. “For the last 150 years, Census is being conducted every 10 years. It helps in collecting data related to the social, cultural and economic changes in the last ten years. It helps in formulating the developmental policies for the country,” Baghel said in his letter.
He stated that the data provided by the 2011 Census was no longer relevant 12 years later, in 2023.
“In 2011, for the first time, social, economic and caste census was also conducted, based on which the current welfare schemes are being carried out. But, the census data was only applicable for a period of 10 years. The data provided are not suitable after 12 years. It would be better if a new survey is carried out at the earliest. In the survey, it should also be found how much benefits actually reached to the deprived sections,” the letter further read.
CM Baghel urged PM Modi to direct relevant authorities to set a date for the census. “Keeping in consideration the importance of the census, and interests of the poor, I request you to kindly notify that the dates for the census program soon,” Baghel added.
In response to the Opposition’s charge that the BJP is “anti-Christian,” the Assam Chief Minister stated that the BJP is a party that works with all segments of society.
“People have seen the personal rapport between the Pope and our Prime Minister. where is the question of anti-Christianity? When the Prime Minister met Pope many times and invited him to India, where is the question of anti-Christianity?” the Assam CM said.
Sarma went on to accuse the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government of corruption.
He said, “Meghalaya government has received a lot of money from the central government to build medical and engineering colleges, but all this is not being done. The youth of Meghalaya today do not have jobs. Where the money has gone? Government should give the answer.”