What is NRC and NPR in India?

In this blog today, we are going to know about NRC and NPR, what are NRC and NPR and why are they being shown so much in the news of India. In this blog today, we are also going to know what is the difference between NRC and NPR and also know what is the meaning of NPR.

In this blog, we will tell you why NPR is needed and when and where it will apply.

Details about NPR

In the Central Cabinet meeting held on 24 December, it was decided that NPR will be further extended in India. Indian government has not yet implemented NRC in any other state beyond, nevertheless, this decision to bring NPR was taken at a time when there was opposition of NRC all over the country.

Let us now try to find out what NPR means:

What is NPR

Full name of NPR is National Population Register. NPR is a list of "ordinary residents of the country" which will contain the names of those who have resided in India for more than 6 months.

To collect information for NPR, the Government of India has made some changes, such that no biometric information will be taken now, nor will you take any kind of document from you.

Let us now try to know what is the difference between NRC and NPR:

What is the difference between NRC and NPR

The NRC is only a list of Indian citizens residing in the asam, whereas the NPR lists people living in other areas of the country except asam.

NRC will include only those Indians who have been living in Assam since before 21 March 1971, whereas in NPR, any foreigner living in india from last 6 months will also be included in it.

NPR is not a citizenship calculation campaign unlike NRC.

When and where will NPR apply

NPR will be ready from April to September in 2020, in which country census work will be started. 

In this, the following information will be taken:

  • Name
  • Relationship with Head of Household
  • Mother and Father's name
  • Marital status
  • Life Partner's name
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Educational Qualifications
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