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2,67,529 SC members in Nagaland, assembly told

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 15, 2020 11:32 pm
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Our Correspondent
Kohima, Feb 15 (EMN):
On the concluding day of the fifth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, opposition legislator Dr. Chumben Murry posed an unstarred question concerning the breakup of Naga and Non-Naga population as per the censuses 1961 to 2011.

In reply, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, also the minister in-charge of Economics and Statistics, furnished the details. The breakup of the populations of Schedule Tribe and Schedule Caste / others:

Year ST SC/Others Total Population
1961 343697 126 343823
1971 426262 90187 516449
1981 650885 124045 774930
1991 1029589 179957 1209546
2001 1774026 216010 1990036
2011 1710973 267529 1978502

Murry, Naga Peoples’ Front legislator, also sought figures concerning the breakup of language of the non-Naga population for the same census period. The government does not have ‘sufficient data’ for the census years 1961, 1971, 2001, and 2011 except for the year 1981 and 1991. The details are furnished in the table.

Sl. No Languages 1981 1991
1 Assamese 12583 13144
2 Bengali 26770 38280
3 Gujarati 31 217
4 Hindi 24262 42949
5 Kannada 22 122
6 Kashmiri 18 32
7 Malayalam 2414 4493
8 Marathi 67 260
9 Oriya 1454 1965
10 Punjabi 1130 1466
11 Sindhi 15 7
12 Tamil 258 1166
13 Telegu 373 416
14 Urdu 349 1381
15 Konkani 75
16 Manipuri 5445
17 Nepali 32274
18 Sanskrit 1
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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 15, 2020 11:32:00 pm