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History of Indian Census in 20 Images: Photo Story

Indian Census has a rich history that must be saved, stored, and memorised. The images and photographs tell an interesting story of how the Indian census evolved with time.

Post-Independence Indian Census:
Census Training
Training Programme on Census Operations for the Year -1951]
Indian Census
Inauguration of a training program on the Indian Census, Year 1949
An enumerator making inventory of census schedules Year 1951 1
An enumerator making inventory of census schedules during the Indian Census of the year 1951. There was no computer to arrange the data collected from the enumeration. They had to do that manually.
Census 1
Census of Baggers in Bombay. For enumerating beggars or other kinds of moving houseless people, the Census Commission used to enumerate them on the street itself. Credit: TOI
The enumeration of Dr Rajendra Prasad President of India for census Year 1951 1
The enumeration of Dr Rajendra Prasad, President of India for Indian Census [Year-1951]
Census
Enumeration of the third president of India Dr. Zakir Hussain, during his tenure as the Governor of Bihar in 1961.
Enumerator crossing over a river to reach remote settlement for enumeration 1951 1
Enumerator crossing over a river to reach a remote settlement for enumeration 1951
Census-2021
An enumerator collecting census data in Delhi (1951) Credit: Census Digital Library
A closer view of Census Schedule Year 1951 1
A Closer View of Census Schedule [Year-1951]
Shri Asok Mitra Registrar General India in a Census Exhibition in Delhi Year 1966 1
Shri Asok Mitra, Registrar General India in a Census Exhibition in Delhi [Year-1966]
Shri Asok Mitra Secretary IB in a Exhibition on Census Year 1966 1
Enumerator working in census office Year 1960 1
Enumerator working in census office [Year-1960].
An enumerator collecting information from Jawahar Lal Nehru 1961 Census Digital Library 1
An enumerator collecting information from Jawahar Lal Nehru (1961) Census Digital Library
An enumerator collecting details in Kashmir Year 1961 1
An enumerator collecting details in Kashmir [Year -1961]
An Enumerator collecting details from Dr. Govind Ballabh Pant Home Minister Year 1961 1
An Enumerator collecting details from Dr. Govind Ballabh Pant, Home Minister [Year -1961]

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An exhibition on Census Photo Gallery Year 1966 1
An exhibition on Census Photo Gallery [Year-1966]
Indira Gandhi Prime Minister of India being enumerated for census Year 1971 1
Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India being enumerated for census [Year -1971]
An enumerator collecting details from the family belongs to a village in Delhi Year 1981 1
An enumerator collecting details from the family belongs to a village in Delhi [Year-1981]
Census-2011
Census-2011 work in progress at Parengaon, Near Rinchengpong, West Sikkim.
Sensetization for Nomadic tribes during Population Enumeration of Census 2011 with the help of Non Government Organizations. Keshav Nagar Mundhava Pune during Census 2011 1
Sensitization for Nomadic tribes during Population Enumeration of Census 2011 with the help of Non-Government Organizations. Keshav Nagar, Mundhava, Pune during Census 2011
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