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Govt data shows socio-economic plight of rural India

The findings show that 13.25 percent households in the hinterland are still living in the one room kuccha houses.
Govt data shows socio-economic plight of rural India

The government data shows the socio-economic plight of rural India. The findings show that 13.25 percent households in the hinterland are still living in the one room kuccha houses. While 29.97 percent households are landless and deriving a major part of their income from manual labour.

The report, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for India, released today by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh in New Delhi.

The SECC reveals that 3.85 percent households in rural India are headed by women, having no adult member in the family; 23 percent households do not have an adult literate member in the family and 3.64 percent households do not have an adult member.

SECC 2011 is a paperless Census. The enumeration of the data was done using over 6.4 lakh electronic handheld devices. Household data was taken from the National Population Register along with the Temporary Identification Number (TIN). The districts and state governments have carried out the SECC with the ministry of rural development as the nodal ministry.

The survey was conducted in all 640 districts in the country.

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