Coronavirus Outbreak: NPR updation exercise deferred after 21-day lockdown announced by Narendra Modi

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

Press Trust of India March 25, 2020 11:52:30 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: NPR updation exercise deferred after 21-day lockdown announced by Narendra Modi

New Delhi: The exercise to update the National Population Register (NPR) 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.

Coronavirus Outbreak NPR updation exercise deferred after 21day lockdown announced by Narendra Modi

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Both the exercise is supposed to be carried out from 1 April to 30 September.

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

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Modi has announced a 21-day lockdown across the country from Tuesday night due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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