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Government failure to estimate actual population size hits Covid vaccination programme : Experts say real-time data on population size is crucial for formulating plans and policies and for their success, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/07/2022)

Nepal's population trend : Some reflections, by Yagya Bahadur Karki (ht 10/05/2022)

Census leaves out the count of queer population with no data on them : There were issues with the questionnaire. Authorities failed to address them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/02/2022)

The story the numbers tell : The census has thrown up several questions our policymakers will need to keep in mind in the years to come, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 04/02/2022), Nepalis moving from mountains to plains : There is much more than meets the eye in the preliminary results of Nepal's 2021 census, by Shristi Karki (nt 04/02/2022)

National census preliminary report on Bajhang comes into question : Local units in the district have accused the government of failing to collect and report factual data, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 03/02/2022)

Not all 66 percent urban residents have access to even minimum urban amenities : Most municipalities formed by merging erstwhile village development committees are considered ‘urban’ despite a severe lack of resources and infrastructure, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 03/02/2022)

Lawmakers call for measures to retain hill, mountain populations : As many as 32 districts have witnessed population declines owing mainly to outmigration, according to preliminary figures of the latest census, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/01/2022)

Nepal’s population is 29,192,480 : Census preliminary data shows population grew by an average 0.93 percent annually, the slowest growth in 80 years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/01/2022), Demographic imbalances : Short-sightedness has led to this imbalanced distribution of population (kp 28/01/2022)

Nepal’s population reaches 29.1 million, growth of 0.93 percent : As per the preliminary report, at least 2.1 million Nepalis are abroad (nlt 26/01/2022), Nepal’s population reaches 29.91 million (kh 26/01/02022), More than 2.16 million Nepalis live abroad: CBS  Report (kh 26/01/2022), Nepal’s urban population reaches 66.08 percent : Increase in the number of municipalities adds to urban population percent (kh 26/01/2022), Nepal’s population is 29,192,480, Central Bureau of Statistics says : Preliminary data unveiled on Wednesday shows the country’s population grew by an average 0.93 percent annually since 2011. The growth rate is lowest in 80 years (kp 26/01/2022), Nepal's population reaches 29.1 million (rep 26/01/2022), CBS includes Lipu Lekh, Limpiyadhura population in census 2021 (kh 26/01/2022), National Census 2021: 95 Men Per 100 Women Gender Ratio, by Prakash Silwal (rn 26/01/2022)

Dalits living in rented homes hesitant to reveal caste during census : Enumerators say they found many families who were not keen to disclose their last names fearing eviction, by Prakriti Dahal (kp 08/12/2021)

Enumeration over, data processing to begin soon (ht 27/11/2021)

Two enumerators pass countless hurdles to reach frontier villages : Khagendra Karki and Lokendra Ter chase a treacherous trail abandoned for long in the call of their duty to count Nepalis living in the country’s north-western corner, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2021) [India is really a true friend of Nepal!]

Population Census 2021 : Data Vs Reliability, by Nir Bahadur Karki (rep 25/11/2021)

All eyes on the 2021 census : The new census attempts to provide disaggregated data all the way to the local level but concerns remain over the government’s capacity to pull it off without compromising quality, by Sovit Subedi (rec 19/112021)

Public’s reluctance to share details could impact census outcome : Experts say a lack of campaigns to make people aware of the importance of the decennial campaign could have made many wary of enumerators, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/11/2021)

Forget Kalapani, Nepal struggling to conduct census in Darchula villages : Enumerators need to travel via India to reach Tinkar and Chhangru, which Indian authorities have yet to permit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/11/2021), Census team heads towards Darchula villages on foot through Nepali territory : India refused to provide entry passes for enumerators to use Indian territory to reach Tinkar and Chhangru (kp 19/11/2021) [India is, as always, an extremely helpful and friendly neighbour!]

CBS urges not to affect data collection (kh 17/11/2021)

Minority Kayat community announces to not participate in census (rep 17/11/2021))

Main census questionnaire does not recognise queer people : The gender category ‘others’ in Form 1 of the census has been removed in Form 2 of the census, much to the dismay of activists, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 16/11/2021)

Population Census 2021: Dual duty of government and citizens, by Nir Bahadur Karki (ht 16/11/2021)

Limpiyadhura Kalapani, Lipulekh on census map (ht 12/11/2021)

Coming to one’s census : There is a reason why the number of caste/ethnic groups went up from 60 in 1991 to 125 in 2011, by Deepak Thapa (kp 11/11/2021)

12th Population Census: 50% women out of 44,000 enumerators (kh 11/11/2021), 12th national census begins from today (kh 11/11/2021), 12th National Population Census formally kicks off with collection of President’s personal details (kh 11/11/2021), National Census 2021 begins today (ht 11/11/2021)

NPI suggests mobilization of ward members across the country to make national census more effective (rep 10/11/2021), Make Census 2021 Inclusive, by Namrata Sharma (rn 10/11/2021), Different levels of govt asked to coordinate for census (ht 10/11/2021), National census : It is the duty of all citizens to provide accurate information to the CBS to make the national census a great success (ht 10/11/2021)

Authorities seek the support of media for successful completion of national census (ht 09/11/2021)

Preparations for National Census 2021 completed (kh 08/11/2021)

Consult Delhi for census in Kalapani, census bureau asks Foreign Ministry : The Central Bureau of Statistics has yet to decide on  sending enumerators to the region, which Nepal has brought within its borders but India claims as its own, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/10/2021)

Nepal’s decennial census needs a rethink : Experts say the government ought to work on making the current census system more efficient and technology-friendly. At the same time, it should also prepare for an alternative, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 21/10/2021)

Decentralised Options For Census, by Mukti Rijal (rn 21/10/2021)

12th National Census: Data system should be decentralized, by Govinda Luitel (kh 07/10/2021) (interview)

Study On Maternal Mortality Rate To Be Carried Out Through National Census (rn 07/10/2021)

Raute’s census to be taken at last (kh 30/09/2021)

Govt mulls adopting alternative methods to conduct census in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura (rep 30/09/2021)

Revised schedule of National Census-2021 approved (kh 06/09/2021), Govt set to conduct National Census-2021 from Nov 11 to 25 (kh 07/09/2021), National Census, 2021 to start on November 11 (kh 08/09/2021)

Population of Nepal: Quantity versus quality, by Nir Bahadur Karki (ht 16/07/2021)

Central Bureau of Statistics told to make plan for conducing census before Dashain : With a third wave of Covid-19 projected to hit the country around the same time, the bureau faces challenge, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/03/2021), The great headcount : The bureau must sensitise the enumerators on the need to appreciate social diversity (kp 02/07/2021)

Naya Party Nepal demands including Kalapani folks in upcoming census (kh 22/06/2021)

Covid-19 pandemic, snap polls cast a shadow of uncertainty over census : Central Bureau of Statistics wants to conduct the 12th national census from July 30 to October 1, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/06/2021) [Another consequence of PM Oli's destruction of the state and the nation guided by greed for power!]

The inclusivity problem with Nepal’s census : The Central Bureau of Statistics’ upcoming census decision to count all the queer population under the category of ‘others’ is highly problematic, say activists, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 18/05/2021)

Everyone must be counted : The inhabitants of the greater Kalapani area must be enumerated by virtual means, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 12/05/2021)

National census program postponed for time being (kh 03/05/2021), All census-related work halted due to pandemic : The 2021 decennial census was to be the most comprehensive census ever, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/05/2021)

The Distorted Censuses, by Aashish Mishra (rn 01/05/2021)

Adventures in the first national census after King Mahendra’s coup, by Bhairab Risal (nt 16/04/2021)

National Census: Collection Of Data Including Financial Access (rn 08/04/2021)

Government plans to hold census in Kalapani but doesn’t know how : Sending enumerators there looks impossible, local leaders say. Authorities are mulling over counting residents on  the basis of past Indian census data or satellite imagery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/04/2021)

National census to begin from May 9, by Krishna Kisi (rep 27/03/2021), CBS Receives Four Times More Application To Conduct National Census 2078 (rn 28/03/2021)

Everybody counts in Nepal : Nepal’s 2021 census in June is set to be its most inclusive and ambitious yet, by Sristi Karki (nt 27/03/2021)

Reengineering census methodology : Instead of using traditional method of conducting census in ten years, it is time to introduce a way to get daily census data which is possible by using simple technological tools, by Ujwal Adhikari (rep 12/03/2021)

National Census From June 8 To 22 (rn 02/02/2021), As officials prepare for the census this year, they are hopeful it will be more reliable : Inadequate training and school teachers as enumerators were issues in the past. This time, the Central Bureau of Statistics has called applications for 52,000 workers, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 03/02/2021), Make it count : The 2021 census presents us with an opportunity to right the wrongs (kp 04/02/2021)

CBS starts hiring enumerators, supervisors for upcoming census (ht 21/01/2021)

UNFPA, UK govt hand over IT equipment to CBS to aid upcoming census (ht 12/11/2020)

Population census : The upcoming population census will be vital for the government to lay out development plans in all the provinces (ht 11/11/2020)

Offer to include Kalapani in 2011 Nepali census was neglected : An interview with Rudra Suwal (ae 25/09/2020) [The area of Kalapani was not even included as Nepali territory in the constitution of 2015 when it was written by all the hypocritical "leaders" of the big parties!]

Opinions sharply divided over holding census in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura : Many say enumerators will be barred from entering the disputed areas by Indian forces, by Anil Giri (kp 21/09/2020)

Population management government priority, says Health Minister Dhakal (ht 12/07/2020)

2021 population census pilot delayed due to lockdown: If restrictions remain for a long time, methodology might be changed, says official, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/04/2020)

CBS will use census method to collect details of sexual and gender minorities, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 15/02/2020)

Govt to collect separate data of LGBTI group (ht 30/01/2020)

Central Bureau of Statistics to include third gender option in upcoming census: The questionnaire for people with disability will be based on Nepal law, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/01/2020)

Province 2 population increases by 700,000: Despite the high population growth, Province 2 has a higher mortality rate than the national average, according to a recent demographic report, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 10/01/2020)

Nepal in the 2020s: The 2021 census will give us an idea of the kind of Nepal we will be in the next decade, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 20/12/2019)

As the next population census nears, officials worry over the quality of data: The count is planned to be held from June 7 to June 21 next year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2019)

Govt gears up for census 2021 (ht 07/12/2019)

Central Bureau of Statistics says next census will be the most comprehensive one ever: The entire process, which is estimated to cost Rs4.5 billion, will include households, livestock, and physical infrastructure at all levels, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/12/2019), The next census will be the most ambitious one yet: While collecting microdata is a great move, question design and execution will determine usefulness (kp 03/12/2019)

CBS discusses 2021 census with experts (rep 12/11/2019)

2021 national census to cost Rs 5b; 2.3 times more than previous one, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 21/10/2019)

Activists demand inclusion of LGBTI in 2021-census (ht 26/08/2019)

Government issues National Census  Operation and Management Order (ht 29/07/2019)

Falling fertility rate to lower Nepal’s population: Country’s population is projected to decline after 2053, standing at 27.3  million by the end of the century, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 20/06/2019) [Attention: Some figures in this article are missing the dots!!]

The Population Explosion, by Bishwa Pradhan (rn 16/06/2018)

'Population of Ilam declining': Municipality encourages parents to deliver more number of babies, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 20/03/2018) [???]

‘Uneven distribution of population a challenge': The report says emerging urban areas are growing slowly (ht 22/11/2017)

Invest in youths to reap benefit from demographic dividend: UN, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 31/07/2017) [see UNFPA-Nepal report], Demographic dividend: Today’s youngsters can turn into assets, or liabilities depending on country’s policies (kp 01/08/2017)

Birth rate declining fast, says report (ht 10/07/2017)

Counting Nepalis: Young men and women who leave in their 20s and 30s to work abroad will have to return in their 40s and 50s, by Samir KC (rep 04/07/2017)

Nepal’s population to rise to 36 million by 2050, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/09/2015)

Documents / Websites

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Population Atlas of Nepal. CBS 2014

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