KSA alleges abnormal growth of population

    22-May-2020
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IMPHAL, May 22: Citing abnormal growth of population in some sub-divisions of the State in the last three decades, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has  stated that delimitation exercise of Manipur should not be carried out based on 2001 or 2011 censuses.
Speaking to media persons during a press meet held at its office premises on Thursday, KSA president, N Chetan stated that the student body will send a memorandum to the President, Prime Minister and Union Home Minister  in  this regard. 
 Mao Maram recorded 39.16 per cent growth of population from Census 1991 to 2001, and 136.33 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Paomata sub-division recorded 29.1 per cent growth from 1991 to 2001, and 99.15 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Purul sub-division recorded 39.16 per cent growth from 1991 to 2001, and 120.38 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Saitu Gamphazol sub-division recorded growth of 54.12 per cent from 1991 to 2001, and 32.64 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Chakpikarong sub-division recorded 100.18 per cent growth from 1991 to 2001, and 22.54 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Machi sub-division recorded 65.46 per cent growth from 1991 to 2001, and 16.26 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Chandel HQ recorded 41.70 per cent growth from 1991 to 2001, and 22.99 per cent growth from 2001 to 2011. Kasom Khullen sub-division recorded 60.95 per cent growth from 1991 to 2001, and 21.11 per cent from 2001 to 2011. Meanwhile, Moreh recorded 69 per cent population growth from Census 1991 to 2001, he added.
Opining that double-counting might have taken place due to the movement of people from one place to another, Chetan suggested that the delimitation exercise should be carried out only after 2021 census.
The Government should first complete the census operation and defer the delimitation till 2026 as per the previous circular of the Central Government, he said adding that exercising the delimitation process based on given two censuses will invite public movement in the State.