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Trying to source population data for every village, town and city in India. I have been able to extract data for 2001 & 2011 from the census site, but am having a tough time finding a reliable source for data from 1981 and 1991.

Any thoughts as to where this may be found?

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    Do you want the totals? or the Village wise breakdown? – Devdatta Tengshe Sep 28 '13 at 16:04
  • Devdatta - for some reason I never received a notification of your response to my question...my apologies. While I've found 1991 and 2001 data, I'm still looking for a village wise breakdown for 1981 and 2011. I'm only seeing tier 1 city population of 2011 on the census site but would love to get my hands on a data set that shows the population of every village/town/city. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. – Eric Kramak Oct 30 '13 at 19:30
  • The village wise breakup for 2011hasn't been release as of yet. The 1981 data was released only as books and I don't know if those volumes are still available. – Devdatta Tengshe Oct 31 '13 at 1:28
  • This is what I have begun to suspect. Thanks for the info. – Eric Kramak Oct 31 '13 at 22:11
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    Somewhere here: censusindia.gov.in/2011-common/maps.html? – Chad Cooper Dec 7 '14 at 15:32
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As I have said in my comment, you will not get the layers with 2011 census information.

However village layer with 2001 census information are available from Survey of India at a fixed price.

I have also found some data at this link: https://archive.org/details/IndiaVillageBoundaries

I cannot vouch for its heritage, completeness or accuracy, but what little I have checked, looks ok to me.

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