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The surge in census towns (CTs) during Census 2011 has drawn a lot of attention to the ongoing and future dynamics of these in-situ urban settlements in India. Using the village level information from the previous and current censuses, the present study attempts to identify the villages that can be classified as a census town in 2021.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Conversion of census towns into statutory towns, 11/08/2016. As per Census, 2011, the total number of census towns in the country is 3892. State wise details are given in Annexure. Declaration of census towns into statutory towns is done by the respective state governments under their statues.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Population, 02/08/2016. The country level tiger estimation using the refined methodology is done once in four years. As per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined methodology, the tiger number has shown 30% increase countrywide with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to
2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Child Labour, 18/07/2016. The number of main workers in the age group of 5-14 years in the country is 43.53 lakh as per 2011 Census which shows a decline from 2001 Census. The number of main workers in the age group of 5 to 14 years as per 2011 Census, State-wise is given at Annexure. The occupational sector wise data is not available from 2011 Census.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Vijay Shiv Ram Sakpal Vs. The Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai & Ors. dated 16/11/2015 regarding tree census of Gardens Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The Socio-Economic and Caste Census released by the Centre on Friday puts Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a par, but ahead of other states and Union Territories in terms of percentage of

The provisional socio-economic data for Rural India has been released. The survey has been completed in all the 640 districts. It is provisional as the final lists are being uploaded in some districts after addressing all the objections received. It is being released as its use in evidence based planning for rural development and poverty reduction needs to be undertaken immediately.

CLEAR ROAD MAP Govt will use socio-economic census data to identify the causes in one lakh villages at household levels.

Focus on number of predators and prey base, besides health of forest vegetation.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on wildlife census, 30/04/2015.