The much-awaited caste-based headcount in Bihar began on Saturday.
Patna: The much-awaited caste-based headcount in Bihar began on Saturday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reaffirmed that the purpose of the exercise is to obtain a precise assessment of each community’s financial situation in order to support development work.
“The government conducted a caste-based count following the 2011 Census, but it wasn’t done properly and wasn’t made public.” “They refused when we asked them to do it properly again,” he added.
According to Mr. Kumar, this was determined at a meeting of all parties in Bihar. “We went to meet the prime minister, and we all voiced our opinions.” The Center stated that it will not conduct a caste-based census, although states are allowed to do so. “So we are doing so,” he said.
The CM emphasised that the financial status of every family of all castes will be recorded through the caste census. Nitish went on to say that the state government’s intention is clear: to know the financial status of every individual so that development work can take place more effectively and provide proper data to the Centre of the state for its “sabka sath, sabka vikas (everyone’s support, everyone’s development)” slogan.
The full report will be made public, published, and circulated, as well as sent to the Center. If they think that it is appropriate for the whole country, then it will be implemented in other states as well. Otherwise, we will provide a clear picture regarding the poverty in our state, he said.