The Census 2021 in India, which has been delayed for several years, is likely to be held after the 2024 general elections. This is because the implementation of a 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and assemblies, as proposed by the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, 2023, can only take place after the delimitation of constituencies, which will be conducted after the next census. The Registrar General of India has extended the deadline for freezing administrative boundaries to January 2024. Efforts are being made to hold a digital census in 2024, where citizens can provide their details online.
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