After one Rao (CNR, in 2005), it's time for another: C.R. Rao Bags India Science Award.
Citara Paul in The Telegraph: Call for First Caste Census:
India may next year witness its first census since Independence that refers to caste, if the Centre accepts a social justice ministry recommendation that could be politically controversial.
Officials said the ministry had asked for caste to be included as one of the criteria in the 2011 census, and recommended a differential headcount of the Other Backward Classes and reassessment of their conditions that could lead to changes in the OBC list.
Here's my view from 2007 supporting the caste census.
This 2007 post has relevant links to the academic debate on caste census.
Monday, January 04, 2010
Posted by Abi. Posted at 8:02 AM