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Irrigation and the Great Indian Rural Database

The census offers an irreplaceable dataset to examine local settings and study them on various scales, from a global perspective contrasting regional trends down to villagewise variations. This paper seeks to demonstrate that irrigation data from the Indian census has been severely underutilised in this regard, and also offers a view on the issues that can be researched using village level statistics.

District Level Estimates of Fertility from India's 2001 Census

Over the last few decades, both fertility and mortality rates have been falling, but the decline of mortality was strong enough to offset the fall in fertility rates. The 2001 Census, however, gives a clear indication that India is passing through the last phase of fertility transition, moving towards moderate to low fertility. Fertility declines have not, however, been uniform across the country and the differential rates are mainly responsible for the differentials in population growth rates across states and union territories.
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