59% TV households,toilets fewer in Maha

Some 13% have computer/laptop and 69% have phone/mobile in their households,says census.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published:March 16, 2012 10:52 am

About 58.8 percent of households in Maharashtra have TV sets while 13.3 percent have computer/laptop and 69.1 percent have telephone/mobile in their households,as per the data on “housing,amenities and assets” in the 2011 census.

The respective figures at national level are 47.2,9.5 and 63.2 percent,Ranjit Singh Deol,director Census operations,Maharashtra,told reporters here.

The share of households having two wheelers is 24.9 percent and four wheelers is 5.9 percent and these figures at national level are 21 and 4.7 percent respectively,he said.

The Census in Maharashtra was taken in two phases; first phase consisting of houselisting and housing census and the second phase was that of actual enumeration of population during February 9-28,2011,he said.

The number of households having access to tap water at district level reveals that Mumbai district ranks first having highest percentage of 97.8 of households using tap water as main source of drinking water,followed by Mumbai suburban where it is 96.5 percent.

This figure is between 90 to 80 percent in districts like Jalgaon (88.7),Kolhapur (85.4),Dhule (83.9),Thane (80.8) and Pune (80.6). The lowest proportion of households having tap water as main source is reported in Gondiya district (17.5) followed by Gadchiroli (19.5),Sindhudurg (30.7),Hingoli (35.9) and Bhandara (38.0).

In Maharashtra,about 46.9 percent of households do not have toilet facility within their premises whereas this figure is 53.1 percent at national level,Deol said.

Among the 46.9 percent of households not having toiltes,34.0 percent are using open space and 12.9 percent are using public latrines,he said.

The use of public latrines appears more in Maharashtra as compared to just 3.2 percent at national level,he said.

Among the 53.1 percent of households having toilet facility within the premises,43.5 households have a flush type toilet and 8.8 percent have a pit toilte.

Sindhudurg district (75.9 percent) has reported highest proportion of households having toilet facility within the premises followed by Nagpur (75.7),Kolhapur (74.5),Pune (73.8) and Satara (71.1).

The percentage is lowest in Beed (25.1),Gadchiroli (27.0),Osmanabad (27.7),Nandurbar (28.7) and Parbhani (28.8).

The use of public latrine is more common in both the districts of Mumbai where it is 42.9 percent in Mumbai Suburban and 31.5 percent in Mumbai. Dhule (21.6),Raigad (19.8) and Thane (18.8) have reported higher proportion of households using public latrine.

In Maharashtra,the percentage of households using open space for toilet is highest in Beed (73.2) followed by Gadchiroli (71.9),Parbhani (70.1) and Osmanabad (68.9).

Compared to national level,Maharashtra has better figures in terms of availability of bathroom and kitchen to households. There are 64.3 percent households having bathroom (covered roof) and 14.6 percent households use open space (without any enclosure). These figures at national level are 42.0 percent and 41.6 percent.

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