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Which state has highest population in India according to the 2011 census?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 - 5:00am IST Updated: Wednesday, 13 April 2011 - 4:51pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Which state has highest population in India according to the 2011 census?
1. Which state has highest population in India according to the 2011 census?
Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh


Uttar Pradesh’s population has increased from 166,197,921 in 2001 to 199,581,477 in 2011. There is a growth of 20.1% from 2001 to 2011. The sex ratio is 908. It has a rural population of 131,658,339 and urban population of 34,539,582.

2. What is the total population of India?
1 .012,193,422


Population of India in 2001 was 1,028,737,436. Together the rural population of 742,490,639 and an urban population of 286,119,689 mark a 17.64% rise in the total population in India. The sex ratio in India is 940.

3. What is the literacy level of India according to 2011 census ?


India's literacy level has increased by 9.21% taking 2001’s 64.03% to 74.04% this year. Literacy level among women jumped from 53.67% to 65.46%. Kerala continues to have highest level of literacy at 93.91 % followed by Mizoram.

4. What method was used to increase participation of youth in census?
Social networking sites
Campus counting
Involvement in the counting process


The census has launched a special webpage called Census 2011 on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The pages use taglines to engage the youth and welcome suggestions and feedback.

5. What is the punishment for denying information to a Census officer?
Fine of Rs1000
It isn’t a punishable offence.


his year marks the first time for census to be linked with the National Population Program. A photograph and biometric data — including finger prints— of all the citizens above 15 years of age will be collected along with the primary information.

6. What is the cost of the biggest census yet in mankind?
2,209 crore
2,500 crore


The census 2011, which started on April 1, is the largest census exercise ever attempted by mankind. More than 2.5million people are engaged in this process and the budget sanctioned by NPR is Rs3539.24 crore while the estimated cost is Rs2209crore

7. When are the 2011 West Bengal assembly polls taking place?
18th April
18th May
16th April


The elections for the West Bengal state assembly are scheduled on 18th April, 2011. The counting of votes is scheduled for 13th May and the result is expected to be out by 18th May.

8. Who among the following is contesting from Jadavpur constituency in Bengal?
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Mamata Banerjee
Aparna Sen


Buddhaeb Bhattacharjee is the present Chief Minister of West Bengal. He is seeking reelection from the Jadavpur constituency. The CPI (M) patriarch is pitted against Manish Gupta of the Trinamool Congress. Manish Gupta is the former Chief Secretary of the state who served under Buddhaeb Bhattacharjee.

9. Name the prominent politician’s son who is making his debut in the West Bengal Assembly Polls?
Tapan Mitra
Abhijit Mukherjee
Ashok Bhattacharya


Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee will be contesting from the Nalhati Constituency. A former General Manager of SAIL, Mukherjee Jr quit his job to join the political circuit on a Congress ticket

10. Name the former secretary general of FICCI who is contesting West Bengal Elections?
Asim Dasgupta
Amit Gupta
Amit Mitra


Amit Mitra, former secretary general of FICCI is contesting the West Bengal election as a Trinamool Congress candidate from the Kharda Constituency. The economist is pitted against the State finance minister Asim Dasgupta --

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