Business Home minister Amit Shah proposes multipurpose ID card for all utilities Updated : September 24, 2019 02:23 PM IST Shah also said that data for the upcoming 2021 census would be collected via a mobile app. According to the last census, which was carried out in 2011, India's population stood at 121 crore. Shah also said the data for the National Population Register (NPR), a list of usual residents of the country, will also be collected along with the census exercise. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.