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400,000 deployed for census in Uttar Pradesh


Lucknow : Over 400,000 personnel have been engaged for carrying out census in Uttar Pradesh, where the enumeration exercise was launched by Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday.

The bulk of the work has been entrusted to school teachers.

According to an official press release, “About 300,000 primary school teachers were engaged in the exercise, besides several thousand revenue and municipal officials and junior engineers”.

Mayawati has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include caste as one of the key components in the census exercise.

In a letter to the prime minister Saturday, she alleged that “exclusion of caste from the census operations in the past was apparently the result of a conspiracy to prevent an authentic count of the other backward classes (OBCs)”.

“Inclusion of caste of every citizen in the census was extremely important with a view to ensuring that OBCs remained in the mainstream of the country’s development process,” she said.