As per SECC data, 13% or 2.37 crore of rural houses have only one room, kuccha walls and kuccha roof.
The government has set a target of building three crore houses for rural poor in the next seven years. The numbers found in the SECC survey have been verified by selfhelp groups once already. The government had also invited objections to the findings of the data to be filed with each state government after the publication of the draft list.
The housing scheme will have linkages with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or national cleanliness mission to ensure toilets in each house, with provision of an additional allocation of Rs 12,000 per household. This will be coupled with 90-day wage provided under the governments flagship rural jobs programme under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, adding another Rs 18,000 to each household.
The census generated information on 14 social and economic parameters including education, skills, housing, employment, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, social and gender mobilisation, and entitlement.
The exclusion criteria for households included ownership of motorised vehicle or boat, landline phone, more than 2.5 acres of irrigable land, Kisan Credit Card with over Rs 50,000 credit limit and income tax payee status in case of government employees.