Government releases Socio-Economic and Caste Census

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday released the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) and said that it would be an important input for the policy makers.

“The progress which households in India have made, who are the ones who have qualitatively moved up in terms of quality of life, a document of these will be an important input for all policy makers, both at the Centre and in the states,” Jaitley said while releasing the SECC here.

“I am sure that with the enormity of the schemes and their reaches that all governments have, this document will form the basis of helping us to target groups to support in terms of policy planning,” the finance minister added.

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