Growth rate of Assam's income has not kept pace with that of India's during the Post-British Era; differences increased rapidly since the 1970s. Assam Welfare of Minorities Minister Ranjit Dutta has convened a meeting on Tuesday with various organisations of the four communities and other stakeholders to finalise the plan. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km/sq (30,285 sq mi). Economy of Assam today represents a unique juxtaposition of backwardness amidst plenty. “Assam has about 1.3 crore Muslims population, of which around 90 lakh are of Bangladeshi origin. Most of the oilfields of Assam are located in the Upper Assam region of the Brahmaputra Valley. Let me give you a short survey report for the year 2001. In the year 2000–2001, per capita income in Assam was INR 6,157 at constant prices (1993–94) and INR 10,198 at current prices, which is almost 40 percent lower than that in India. An official Census 2011 detail of Hailakandi, a district of Assam has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Assam. Facebook Twitter Linkedin EMail. The total population of Assamese speakers in Assam is nearly 15.09 million which makes up 48.38% of the population of state according to the Language census of 2011. According to the survey report of 2001, the state population was around 2,60,66000. Given below is a table of 2015 national output share of select agricultural crops and allied segments in Assam based on 2011 prices[17], Assam's agriculture has yet to experience modernisation in a real sense and is lagging behind. Assam's population was estimated at 28.67 million in 2006 and at 30.57 million in 2011 and is expected to reach 34.18 million by 2021 and 35.60 million by 2026. Population, decadal growth rate and net change of Assam from 1901 to 2011. Many of these industries are facing loss and closer due to lack of infrastructure and improper management practices. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. It is being alleged that genuine Indians, mostly Hindus, were left out and many illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, mostly Muslims, were included. So, the population of Assam in 2020 as per estimates = 35.997296 Million. Assam has four oil refineries located at Guwahati, Digboi, Numaligarh and Bongaigaon with a total capacity of 7 million tonnes per year. Bajali is currently a Civil subdivision under the Barpeta district. It’s a support for truth and fairness in journalism. The Brahmaputra suitable for navigation does not have sufficient infrastructure for international trade and success of such a navigable trade route will be dependent on proper channel maintenance, and diplomatic and trade relationships with Bangladesh. Islam is also fastest growing religion in Assam according to 2011 census report. 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Assam is planning to increase the population of rhinos to 3000 by next year. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Hailakandi District of Assam. In 2011, Hailakandi had population of 659,296 of which male and female were 337,890 and 321,406 respectively. Sectoral analysis again exhibits a dismal picture. Population Growth In Assam. An official Census 2011 detail of Golaghat, a district of Assam has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Assam. Assam produces some of the finest and most expensive teas in the world. Apart from tea and petroleum refineries,[13] Assam has few industries of significance. Assam also accounts for fair share of India's production of rice, rapeseed, mustard, jute, potato, sweet potato, banana, papaya, areca nut and turmeric. [15] In the past five decades, the tertiary sector has registered the highest growth rates than the primary and secondary sectors, which have slowed more in the 1990s than in the 1980s.[15]. “The NRC included lakhs of Bangladeshi-origin people. AA + Text Size. As per the plans, the survey will be conducted to identify people of four communities— Goria, Moria, Desi and Jolah of the tea tribes, considered as indigenous. Assam’s Hindu population also has a very low fertility rate. Rapid population growth has been creating so many difficulties in Assam. [16] Assam's biggest contribution to the world is its tea. Mr. Aowal, who is also the convenor of Janagosthiya Samanway Parishad Asom (JSPA), said the entire rationale behind such an exercise is to give protection to the indigenous people from demographic changes in the state. What is the population of Dibrugarh in 2020? Guwahati: Assam is likely to conduct an exercise to identify the state's indigenous Muslim population and segregate them from Bangladeshi origin people, even as doubts over the accuracy of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are yet to be addressed. Its estimated population in 2021 is 3.60 Crores* an increase of around 48 lakhs from 2011. We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. The apex court is still hearing a number of petitions on the issue. Assamese people; Assamese youth in modern Bihu dress. Assam district wise population, population based on religion in Assam. You have reached your limit for free articles this month. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings. For instance, yield of rice, which is staple food of Assam, was just 1531 kg per hectare against India's 1927 kg per hectare in 2000-2001[18] (which itself is much lower than Egypt’s 9283, United States's 7279, South Korea’s 6838, Japan's 6635 and China's 6131 kg per hectare in 2001[19]). Small; Get complete demographics about Assam. Darjeeling, Taiwanese) teas. So, we cannot rely on that. If we do not act now, one day all the indigenous tribes will be wiped out from Assam,” he added. On 8 August 2020 The Assam cabinet approved a proposal to make Bajali the 34th full-fledged district of Assam. TNN / Jun 2, 2020, 15:04 IST. In 2011, Golaghat had population of 1,066,888 of which male and female were 543,161 and 523,727 respectively. The international airport in Guwahati is yet to find airlines providing better direct international flights. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences. The indigenous groups had urged Singh for such a survey, he said. Moreover, there are other industries such as jute mill, textile and yarn mills, silk mill, etc. The areas and populations of the 34 districts are given below: We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day. Assam Population 2020 As per projected prediction, the population of Assam in 2020 will be 3.60 Crore. (Representative image: Reuters) Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day's newspaper in one easy-to-read list. [8] Growth rate of Assam's income has not kept pace with that of India's during the Post-British Era; differences increased rapidly since the 1970s. [18] On the other hand, although productivity of crops increased marginally, still these are much lower in comparison to highly productive regions. One of the biggest public sector oil company of the country, Oil India Ltd. has its plant and headquarter at Duliajan.[23]. While the Indian economy grew at 6 percent per annum over the period of 1981 to 2000, the same of Assam's grew only by 3.3 percent. Districts. Assam plans survey to identify indigenous Muslim population, Subscribe to Morning Filter & Evening Wrap newsletter, Health data shows India doesn’t need a two-child policy: experts, Pranab was ready to invite Congress-led coalition had 2014 thrown up a hung Parliament, Lawmakers openly discuss ousting Trump, possible impeachment, Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over plane, Crossword blog #217 | A purpose in every sense, Do we have a grip on disinformation in 2021? Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Golaghat District of Assam. Islam is the second largest religion in Assam. February 10, 2020 UPDATED: February 10, 2020 11:34 IST. In final volume of his autobiography, The Presidential Years, formally released on Tuesday, he asserts that he couldn't be “neutral between stability and instability”. Subscribe to The Hindu now and get unlimited access. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. [15] The manufacturing sector showed some improvement in the 1990s with a growth rate of 3.4 percent per annum than 2.4 percent in the 1980s. Human settlements are traced from early stone ages before 9000 BCE in Assam. [14] According to the recent estimates,[12] per capita income in Assam at 1993-94 constant prices has reached INR 6520 in 2003-2004 and INR 6756 in 2004–2005, which is still much lower than the same of India. In the current decade, according to recent analysis, Assam's economy is showing signs of improvement. But as per estimate and projection, population of Thane district in 2018 is 11.53 Lakhs compared to 2011 census figure of 10.92 Lakhs. [13] It was placed as the second in the world, (after Titusville in the United States) where petroleum was discovered. Industrial development is inhibited by its physical and political isolation from neighbouring countries such as Myanmar, China and Thailand and from the other growing South East Asian economies. Your support for our journalism is invaluable. Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) is the only S&P CNX 500 conglomerate with a corporate office in Assam. Assam's gross state domestic product for 2004 is estimated at $13 billion in current prices. Their current population: 10 lakhs. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. The NRC, which was published last year under the supervision of the Supreme Court with over 19 lakh exclusions, is being criticised by all sections for the “minimal number” of people left out. which are mostly subsistence crops. [10] In the Sixth Plan period Assam experienced a negative growth rate of 3.78 percent against a growth rate of 6 percent of India's. “Once the indigenous tribes are officially recognised, it will be better and easier to work for the development of these people. According to the 2011 Census, Hindus account for around 61.47 percent of Assam’s population, while Muslims stand at about 34.22 percent. “The entire initiative is of the Minority Department of the state government, but it does not have the required manpower to carry out such a state-wide exercise. In the year 2001–2002, the economy grew in 1993-94 constant prices at 4.5 percent, falling to 3.4 percent in the next financial year. [21], Assam is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas in India. Without the RGI’s approval, the findings may not be legally tenable.”. Agriculture accounts for more than a third of Assam's income[13] and employs 69 percent of total workforce. The remaining 40 lakh are from different tribes and they need to be identified,” Assam Minority Development Board Chairman Muminul Aowal told PTI. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. Assam tea is grown at elevations near sea level, giving it a malty sweetness and an earthy flavor, as opposed to the more floral aroma of highland (e.g. Ahom Tribe . Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly. In the 1950s, soon after the independence, per capita income in Assam was little higher than that in India;[13] it is much lower today. Assam Population 2021 Census Data: Assam serves as a major gateway to the northeastern corner of India. [22] But as per estimate and projection, population of Thane district in 2018 is 14.20 Lakhs compared to 2011 census figure of 13.26 Lakhs. [13] With implications to food security, per capita food grain production has declined in past five decades. With the help of the Rhino Translocation Project, Assam’s rhino population is being planned to be boosted and the range of the species is to be expanded in seven protected parks of the state. A file photo of people checking their names in the NRC in Assam. This is a chart of trend of gross state domestic product of Assam at market prices estimated by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation with figures in millions of Indian Rupees. The fact is, last census for Jorhat district was done only in 2011 and next such census would only be in 2021. Other than the Chinese tea variety Camellia sinensis, Assam is the only region in the world that has its own variety of tea, called Camellia assamica. [9] In the post-liberalised era (after 1991), the gaps between growth rates of Assam's and India's economy widened further. The total population of Assam was 26.66 million with 4.91 million households in 2001. You can support quality journalism by turning off ad blocker or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to The Hindu. Assam is likely to conduct an exercise to identify the State’s indigenous Muslim population and segregate them from illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, even as doubts over the accuracy of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are yet to be addressed. Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmap utra and Barak River valleys. The Economy of Assam is largely agriculture based with 69% of the population engaged in it. As per projection, population of Assam in 2020 is 3.60 Crore. The region is landlocked and situated in the easternmost periphery of India and is linked to the mainland of India by a flood and cyclone prone narrow corridor with weak transportation infrastructure. What is the population of Jorhat in 2020? Once the Ahom tribe was the most powerful community of the whole Brahmaputra River’s valley. This page was last edited on 27 December 2020, at 16:23 (UTC). | The Hindu Parley podcast, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now world's wealthiest person, reports U.S. media, Intel unveils tech for secure face authentication at ATMs, kiosks, Here’s what WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy means, An India-made military-grade smartphone for under ₹6,000, PIL in HC to remove Amitabh Bachchan’s voice from caller tune on COVID-19 awareness, In pictures: Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies U.S. Capitol, U.P. Menu Assam Population 2011-2021 Assam has a population growth rate during 2011-2021 of 14.10%. 01:48 PM, February 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:54 PM, February 10, 2020. *Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print. I, as a representative of these tribes, had in 2015 met the then Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh,” Mr. Aowal said. Assam has about 1.3 crore Muslims population, of which around 90 lakh are of Bangladeshi origin. Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations. So, the population of the state of Arunachal Pradesh in 2020 as per estimates = 1.785584 Million. Assam is also a home of large varieties of citrus fruits, leaf vegetables, vegetables, useful grasses, herbs, spices, etc. Asia's first successful mechanically drilled oil well was drilled in Makum (Assam) way back in 1867. Printable version | Jan 8, 2021 5:13:51 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/assam-plans-survey-to-identify-indigenous-muslim-population/article30780667.ece. Assam population in 2020 is estimated to be 35 Million (3.5 Crores), As per Unique Identification India data, updated 31, May 2020, by mid of year 2020 the projected population is 35,607,039. The fact is, last census for Dibrugarh district was done only in 2011 and next such census would only be in 2021. [11] The advanced estimates placed the growth rate for the year 2005–2006 at above 6 percent.[12]. Over 2.6% to 20.9% of the adult population in three Assam districts have apparently been exposed to coronavirus, revealed the second nationwide sero-s ... 2020… Economy of Assam today represents a unique juxtaposition of backwardness amidst plenty. [9] While the Indian economy grew at 6 percent per annum over the period of 1981 to 2000, the same of Assam's grew only by 3.3 percent. The average annual growth rate of agriculture, which was only 2.6 percent per annum over 1980s fellto 1.6 percent in the 1990s. Although having a poor overall industrial performance, there are several other industries, including a chemical fertiliser plant at Namrup, petrochemical industries at Namrup and Bongaigaon, paper mills at Jagiroad, Panchgram and Jogighopa, sugar mills at Barua Bamun Gaon, Chargola, Kampur, cement plant at Bokajan, cosmetics plant of Hindustan Unilever(HUL) at Doom Dooma, etc. In Assam, Mishing people are found in some upper Assam districts like Sivasagar, North-Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, and Majuli. The organisations representing the Muslim tribes want the paper works to be completed by March so that the actual fieldwork of enumerating people can begin early next fiscal, he said. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. Covid crisis may push half of Assam population into poverty, says study. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. The population of Assam in the year 2020 as per estimates is 35.56608 Million + 0.431216 Million = 35.997296 Million. But in 2006, it changed … Referring to … This story is from June 2, 2020. A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes. “Assam has about 1.3 crore Muslims population, of which around 90 lakh are of Bangladeshi origin. The indigenous Muslims are deprived of benefits of the government welfare schemes in absence of proper identification, he claimed. That is why it can be conducted through the Revenue Department, which is present at the village-level,” Mr. Aowal explained. Assam's population was estimated at 28.67 million in 2006 and at 30.57 million in 2011 and is expected to reach 34.18 million by 2021 and 35.60 million by 2026. 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