Bihar Caste Census Data 2023 creation process begins from 7 January 2023. The caste based survey of Bihari population will be conducted in 2 phases and is slated to end on 31 May 2023. In this article, we will tell you about dates for various phases of बिहार जातिगत जनगणना as well as how to check Bihar Caste Census List.
About Bihar Caste Census Data (बिहार जातिगत जनगणना) 2023
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has started 1st phase of caste based survey in the Bihar state from 7 January 2023. 1st phase of बिहार जातिगत जनगणना will end on 21 January 2023. The number of all households in the state will be counted and recorded in the first phase. The 2nd phase of Bihar Caste Census Data creation process which will be conducted from 1 April to 30 April 2023. People living in the households, their castes, sub-castes, socio-economic conditions etc. will be collected. The complete caste based census of Bihari population and creation of record process will end on 31 May 2023.
Approval of Caste Based Survey in Bihar
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mentioned “the survey will be a detailed record on castes and communities in the State. It will help in their development”. Earlier on 2 June 2022, the state cabinet had approved the all-party demand for a caste based survey in the state, including gathering information of socio-economic status of households. The Bihar legislative Assembly too had earlier passed a unanimous resolution in favour of caste based survey.
Later, leaders of all political parties, including the BJP, had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand caste based Census in the country. “When they [the BJP government at the centre] ruled out the demand and did nothing, we decided to do a caste based survey in Bihar on our own”, said CM Nitish Kumar. He added that “we’ll send the report of the survey to them”.
Better Implementation of Welfare Schemes in Bihar
Caste based survey in the caste-ridden society of Bihar would essentially help two ruling parties JD(U) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) most as they have support of most of the socially and economically backward caste groups. The survey report would help them in better implementation of welfare schemes for the socially and economically disadvantaged groups.
Uploading of Data of Caste Wise Survey of Bihari Population at Portal
In the first phase of the survey, around 5.24 lakh surveyors, mostly teachers, agriculture coordinators, rojgar sewaks, vikas mitras, MNREGA staff, Asha workers, Jeevika didis, would count each of 2.58 crore households in urban and rural areas across all 38 districts of the state. The survey to create Bihar Caste Census Data 2023 would cover an estimated population of 12.70 crore in the state. Following this, all information would be uploaded in a portal. CM Nitish Kumar said “All the surveyors have earlier been given training on how to collect information, data etc.”.
In the second leg of the survey, surveyors would visit each household and gather information about the caste of family members, their socio-economic profile, exposure to government’s welfare schemes etc. There would be as many as 26 columns in the survey form in the second phase and all such details will be uploaded in the portal.
Collection of Caste Wise Data at App
Data and information would be collected digitally through a mobile application as part of the eight-level survey from the panchayat to the district level, said an official of the General Administration Department (GAD) which will carry out the survey. He also said that “The app will have questions about place, caste, number of people in the family, their profession and annual income”.
“Information will be taken even of those family members who are living outside the State. It will be a detailed survey on the profile of caste and communities in the state and that will help in their development”.