Socio-Economic and Caste Census will reflect the Realities of India, Says Arun Jaitley: Highlights

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Socio-Economic and Caste Census will reflect the Realities of India, Says Arun Jaitley: Highlights

Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Birender Singh launching the first socio-economic and caste census.


The NDA Government released the caste census report in New Delhi today. Here are the highlights:

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley:
  • This is the first-ever socio-economic caste census.
  • Rural Development Ministry began the exercise in 2011.
  • A document of this kind will reflect the realities of India is going to be a very important input for all policy makers.
  • Document will form basis of helping us target groups for support.
Rural Development Minister Birender Singh:
  • We have now a regionally reliable data for rural households through the first ever socio-economic caste census.
  • We are on the cusp of a huge development shift.


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