The Indian Census is the most credible source of information on Demography (Population characterstics),Economic Activity,Literacy and Education, Housing & Household Amenities, Urbanisation,Fertility and Mortality,Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Language,Religion,Migration ,Disability and many other socio-cultural and demographic data since 1872.Census 2011 will be the 15th National Census of the Country. This is the only source of primary data in the village, town and ward level, It provides valuable information for planningand formulation policies for Central and the State Governments and is widely used by National and International Agencies, Scholars, business people, industrialists, and many more.
Panchayats and other Local Bodies is also done on the basis of the demographic data
thrown up by the Census .Census is the basis for reviewing the country's progress in
the past decade, monitoring the on going Schemes of the Goverment and most
importantly, plan for the future. That is why the Slogan is " Our Census Our Future".