What is the population of Chakma and Hajong people in AP? Is there any abnormal population growth ?
A. As per official census 2011, the population of the Chakmas and Hajongs is 49784 which is net addition of 34896 people during the period from 1964 to 2011. This translates to a growth of 234 % in 47 years or 4.98 % per year.
On the other side, for the period from 1961 to 2011, the population of AP increased from 3.37 lakhs to 13.84 lakhs. This translate to 311 % growth for 50 years or 6.22 % per year which is higher than that of AP Chakma Hajong rate of growth.
This proves that in fact, the growth rate of Chakmas and Hajongs is lower than the state overall growth rate and so we can conclude that there is no abnormal growth in Chakma Hajong population.