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Do you drink packaged water or access internet? Govt wants to know

The data will be collected on the main cereal consumed in the household, the main source of drinking water, access to internet and other issues that will help the government in providing the benefits of different schemes to the intended beneficiaries.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 16, 2020 8:45 IST
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What cereals you eat? Do you drink packaged water? These are part of a series of questions to be asked by census officers to gather information from every household during the houselisting and housing census exercise scheduled from April 1 to September 30, Home Ministry officials said on Wednesday.

The data will be collected on the "main cereal consumed in the household", the "main source of drinking water" -- whether it is packaged or bottled, "access to internet" and "television" -- whether a household is using the free direct-to-home service by Doordarshan, cable or from any other source, among others, they said.

Data to help govt formulate beneficiary schemes

The data, the officials said, would help in providing the benefits of different government schemes to the intended beneficiaries.

The registrar general and census commissioner has issued a notification mentioning these questions in a form, to be digitally filled by the enumerators, they said.

According to rules, a person may be punished with a fine of up to Rs 1,000 for intentionally giving false answers to the questions or refusing to answer those, the officials said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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