The population of Muslims in the country is estimated to be around 20 crores, the government told in the House


Muslim population in India: A statement has been given in the Parliament by the Central Government on the population of Muslims across the country. According to this statement, in the year 2023, the population of Muslims across the country has been estimated to be 19.7 crores. In a written reply to the questions of Trinamool Congress MP Mala Roy in the Lok Sabha on Thursday during the monsoon session, Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani has said that according to the 2011 census, the total population of Muslims was 14.2% and on the basis of the same proportion, their population share in 2023 is estimated to be 19.7 crore.

According to the 2011 census, the Muslim population is 172 million.

Also, Smriti Irani said that according to the 2011 census, the Muslim population was 172 million. In July 2020, a report of the Technical Group on Population Projections was issued, according to which, the estimated population of the country in 2023 was 138.8 crores. Accordingly, applying the same ratio of 14.2%, the estimated population of Muslims in 2023 would be 197 million. The proportion of 14.2% has been taken according to the 2011 population.

Information about access to basic facilities

Apart from this, Minister Smriti Irani also gave information about literacy rate, labor force participation and access to basic amenities like water, toilets and housing. However, he has not responded to queries on population data related to Pasmanda Muslims. Please tell that Trinamool Congress MP Mala Roy had asked a total of three questions.

first question :

Was there any countrywide data on Muslim population till May 30?

second question :

Did the government have any population data on Pasmanda Muslims?

Third question:

What was the description of the socio-economic status of Pasmanda Muslims in the country?

Rajya Sabha: Uproar in the House on the issue of Manipur violence, Delhi ordinance, proceedings adjourned till Monday

Muslim literacy rate 77.7%, labor force participation rate all ages 35.1%

Explain that Smriti Irani said in response to these questions that according to the Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS) 2021-22 conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI), the literacy rate of Muslims aged seven years and above was 77.7% and the labor force participation rate for all ages stood at 35.1%.

94.9% Muslims have better sources of drinking water

Also the minister informed the Parliament that according to the Multiple Indicator Survey 2020-21 conducted by MoSPI to collect data on selected Sustainable Development Goal indicators, the percentage of Muslims who had access to an improved source of drinking water was 94.9%, who had access to drinking water. Improved toilets were 97.2% and Muslim families who bought/constructed a new house or flat for the first time after March 31, 2014 were 50.2%.

Echoes of Manipur violence were heard in the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Friday for the second consecutive day as no legislative business could be transacted in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha due to heavy ruckus by opposition members demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement and discussion on the issue. . Question Hour, Zero Hour as well as the non-government work to be held on Friday in both the Houses also became a victim of uproar.

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day at around 12.15 pm after a one-time adjournment, while Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the whole day within a minute of resuming at 2.30 pm after a one-time adjournment. was given. Accusing the opposition of not being serious about the Manipur issue, Deputy Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We want it to be discussed in the House, but there are some political parties who are trying to create such a situation.” Want that the incident in Manipur should not be discussed in the House.

As soon as the proceedings of the House started, the opposition parties started raising their demands in the case of Manipur violence. Members of Congress, DMK and Left started raising slogans. Some members were holding placards that read, “India wants the Prime Minister to come to the House.” Some other members were raising slogans of “Jawab do, Jawab do”. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla told the opposition members that raising slogans will not solve the problem, but it will happen only through discussion and dialogue.


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