Home Minister Amit Shah today said that there is no link between National Population Register, NPR and National Register of Citizens, NRC. Speaking to a News Agency this evening, Mr Shah said, no data of NPR can be utilised in NRC. He said, those who are spreading rumours on NPR are actually hampering benefits of poor and minorities.
Mr Shah said, if such surveys would not have happened then cooking gas would not have reached the poor households. He said, such surveys are base for several schemes brought by the Government for targeted beneficiaries.
Mr Shah said that while Census was held every 10 years and NPR was started by the UPA government and the government is carrying it forward as it is a good exercise.
The Home Minister said, some new things have been included this time in NPR like area of house and number of livestocks.
Replying to a query, Mr Shah reiterated the Citizenship Amendment Act has no provision of taking away anyone’s citizenship. He said, due to politics some people were instigated on the issue and now people have understood the truth.