Bihar caste census

Bihar’s caste-based economic report: Bhumihars emerge as neediest among Savarnas

BIHAR :After the eagerly awaited caste census, Bihar has unveiled its highly anticipated economic report, which is founded on caste demographics. The Nitish Kumar-led government presented this report in the state legislature, offering insight into the levels of poverty prevalent among various caste groups. In the report, the Bihar government categorised seven castes from both […]

Congress’ caste census push puts its Kerala unit in a bind

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress’ push for a national caste-based censor has met with its first major opposition – from Kerala. One of its traditional upper-caste influential support groups has vowed to oppose the proposal tooth and nail. The Nair Service Society (NSS), one of the most prominent community associations in Kerala which has always favored the Congress […]

MP Gaurav Gogoi pushes for Bihar-like caste census in Assam

GUWAHATI: Assam MP Gaurav Gogoi has pushed for a caste census in the state in the line of Bihar. The MP delivered a speech at “General Field” Golaghat on the occasion of the seventh annual convention of the TAIPA central committee and talked about the need for a caste census in the state. “I am […]

Nitish’s botched-up Caste Census leaves I.N.D.I.A toothless against Modi in 2024

The Bihar Caste census, hyped as the 'Brahmastra' to confront the seemingly invincible Modi-Shah duo, has ended up undermining Nitish Kumar's trust and credibility among influential caste groups in the state, thus exposing the flaws in the policy and acting as a deterrent for other states to follow into his footsteps

Billa No 107 for Pathan, 162 for Bhangi & 184 for Fakir…: Muslims too get coded for caste benefit in Bihar

Code number 25 has been assigned to chief minister Nitish Kumar’s caste, Kumri, while 167 has been kept reserved for the Yadavas – the powerful caste deputy CM and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav hails from.

128 for Brahmin, 171 for Rajput: Bihar introduces caste codes

The Bihar government plans to use this data to base its development plans on.