New Delhi: The Haryana government has announced that the first phase of Census-2021 in the state will be conducted between May 1-June 15 this year, with a total of 58,000 enumerators and supervisors to be deployed for the exercise.

The information to this effect was announced at the State-Level Conference of Divisional, Deputy Commissioners and Principal Census Officers (PCO) to review the preparation for Census-2021 and the updation of the National Population Register (NPR).

The meeting was chaired on Friday by Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Vivek Joshi, also attended the meeting.

The first phase of the state Census will comprise House listing and House Census, during which questions pertaining to the quality of houses, amenities available to households and assets possessed by the households will be asked.

The second phase-called Population Enumeration-will be conducted between February 9-28 next year followed by a revisional round from March 1-5.

Census-2021 will also mark the first time that the Census data will be collected in the digital format. Also, no documents will be asked for from the people during this exercise. Additionally, the website of the Directorate of Census Operations, Haryana has also been launched.

Census is conducted every 10 years. In the previous Census, in 2011, Haryana was recorded to have a population of 2.54 crore, up from 2.11 crore as recorded during Census-2001.