Make Yourself Count
Rohit Deshpande -
In 1872, British Viceroy Lord Mayo initiated a program to count all the people residing in India. This later went on to become the first census ever conducted in India, which was completed in 1881. After this, a census was conducted in India every 10 years by the British government in India.
After the Independence of India, the new formed Government upheld that tradition, conducting a census every 10 year. From 1951 to present day, every 10 year, a huge endeavour is undertaken to count all the people residing in the country. However, this isn’t an article looking at the history of census’ in India, but rather looking at the effects of a census and why it is important.