National Population Register, First Phase Of Census Deferred: Officials
File Photo: People protest rally against the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) at Malvani, Malad. (Source: PTI)

National Population Register, First Phase Of Census Deferred: Officials

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The exercise to update the National Population Register and the first phase of the Census 2021 will not be held as scheduled due to the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said on Tuesday.

Both the exercise is supposed to be carried out from April 1 to Sept. 30. Due to the prevailing situation, the NPR and Census exercises have been deferred until further orders, a senior home ministry official said.

The Prime Minister has announced a 21-day lockdown across the country from Tuesday night due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Also read: PM Modi Speech On Coronavirus: Janta Curfew, Covid-19 Task Force, And Other Key Highlights  

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