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‘58.2% of rural, 80.7% of urban households have drinking water facilities within their homes’

Among the households living in houses, about 89.0 per cent of the rural households and about 56.4 per cent in the urban areas had independent house.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2019 5:12:11 am
About 12.4 per cent of rural households and 9.1 per cent of urban households did not have sufficient access to drinking water throughout the year from the principal source of water, the report said.

Only about 48.6 per cent of the rural households and about 57.5 per cent urban households had exclusive access to principal source of drinking water, with only about 58.2 per cent of the rural households and about 80.7 per cent urban households having drinking water facilities within the household premises, the National Sample Survey (NSS) report on ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Conditions in India’ released on Saturday showed.

About 12.4 per cent of rural households and 9.1 per cent of urban households did not have sufficient access to drinking water throughout the year from the principal source of water, the report said.

Among sanitation facilities, only about 50.3 per cent of the rural households and about 75.0 per cent of the urban households had exclusive access to the bathroom.

“The major source of drinking water was hand pump for the households in the rural areas and piped water into dwelling in the urban areas. About 42.9 per cent of the households in the rural areas used hand pump as the principal source of drinking water and about 40.9 per cent of the households in the urban areas used piped water into dwelling as the principal source of drinking water,” the report said.

About 96.0 per cent of the rural households and about 63.8 per cent urban households had their own dwelling units. “Among the households living in houses, about 96.7 per cent of the households in the rural and about 91.5 per cent in the urban areas used the house for residential purpose only,” the report said.

Among the households living in houses, about 89.0 per cent of the rural households and about 56.4 per cent in the urban areas had independent house.

About 76.7 per cent of the households in the rural areas and about 96.0 per cent in the urban areas had house of pucca structure. Only about 48.3 per cent of the rural households and about 86.6 per cent households in the urban areas used LPG as the fuel for cooking.

About 61.1 per cent of the rural households and about 92 per cent in the urban areas had drainage system in the house for disposal of waste water/liquid waste, the report said.

Unemployment rate among people with disabilities of age 15 years & above at 4.2%

New Delhi: Unemployment rate among persons with disabilities of age 15 years and above was at 4.2 per cent, with the unemployment rate of females at 3.9 per cent and males at 4.2 per cent, NSS’ 76th Round of Survey of Persons with Disabilities showed. Labour Force Participation Rate among persons with disabilities of age 15 years and above in the usual status (ps+ss) approach was 23.8 per cent, the report showed.

The prevalence of disability — the percentage of persons with disability in the population, was 2.2 per cent with 2.3 per cent in rural areas and 2 per cent in urban areas, the survey showed. Prevalence of disability was higher among males than females, with prevalence of disability at 2.4 per cent among males and 1.9 per cent among females. —ENS

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