Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Census?
1.The American census of 1790 was probably the first modern census of the World.
2.In India, first censuses were conducted by the British Indian government between 1857-62.
3.In India, first decennial censuses have been conducted since 1881.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:
Explanation: The practice of the collection of social statistics by the state is in itself much older, but it acquired its modern form towards the end of the eighteenth century.
- The American census of 1790 was probably the first modern census, and the practice was soon taken up in Europe as well in the early 1800s.
- In India, censuses began to be conducted by the British Indian government between 1867-72, and regular ten yearly (or decennial) censuses have been conducted since 1881.