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NPR, Census put off following 21-day lockdown

Last updated on: March 24, 2020 23:19 IST

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 exercises were supposed to be carried out from April 1 to September 30. 


Due to the prevailing situation, the NPR and Census exercises have been deferred till further orders, a senior home ministry official said. 

The prime minister has announced a 21-day lockdown across the country from Tuesday night to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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