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Union Cabinet approves updating of the National Population Register, also approved the budget allocation

The Narendra Modi cabinet has approved the updating of the National Population Register.  Under this, a database of citizens across the country will be created.  However, this will not be a proof of citizenship.  It is used by t…





The Narendra Modi cabinet has approved the updating of the National Population Register.  Under this, a database of citizens across the country will be created.  However, this will not be a proof of citizenship.  It is used by the government to implement its schemes.  The cabinet has also approved a budget allocation of Rs 8,700 crore for this entire exercise.  The NPR will be updated in 2020 before the 2021 census, before the population register was also updated in 2010 before the 2011 census.  All states and union territories except Assam will be updated to update NPR from April 2020 to September 2020.

 What is NPR?
 Under the National Population Register (NPR), a nationwide house-to-house census is being prepared to prepare a database of citizens from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020.  The main goal of NPR is to create a database of comprehensive identity of common residents of the country.  This data will also contain biometric information along with demographics.  Information like person's name, address, education, occupation will be recorded in it.  The information recorded in the NPR will be based on the information given by the people themselves and will not be proof of citizenship.

 How is it different from NRC?
 There is a difference between NPR and NRC.  Behind the NRC, where the motive for identification of illegal citizens in the country is hidden.  At the same time, any resident living in the local area for six months or more is required to register with the NRC.



 Outward appearance
 If an outsider has been living in any part of the country for six months, then he too has to be lodged in the NPR.  The purpose of preparing biometric data of the people through NPR is to reach the reach of government schemes to the real beneficiaries.

 UPA government's plan
 The initiative to form NPR began in 2010 under the UPA government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.  Then work on it started before the 2011 census.  Now the census is to be held again in 2021.  In this case, work is also being started on NPR.

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