ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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‘Census Activism’ or Sectoral Diversifi cation?

New Census Towns in West Bengal

West Bengal's agrarian distress-driven increase of rural non-farm activities in the 1990s caused the unprecedented emergence of new census towns in the 2011 Census. However, because of the huge increase of agricultural labourers (in 2011), many new census towns might be reclassifi ed as villages for the next census in 2021.

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