Census may exclude questions on fertility

The Census 2011 is expected to do away with the questions on "age at marriage" and "fertility". The question on "number of married couples having independent room for sleeping" can also be out. These questions have "posed challenges" at the time of data collection in terms of eliciting a clear response from informants, the Union home ministry has been informed. Other questions that might not figure in the 2011 Census are, "travel to place of work" and "households engaged in cultivation /plantation".

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