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Date of Publish: 2017-02-02

Assam HDR 2014: Only 22.7 per cent households in the state and 6.3 per cent households in the two hill districts have pucca houses

Only 22.7 per cent households in the state have pucca (concrete) houses, 43.7 per cent households still live in kutcha (made of bamboo, straw and wood) houses while 33.6 per cent households live in semi-pucca houses, states the Assam State Human Development Report.

DISTRICT-WISE STATISTICS OF KUTCHA, SEMI-PUCCA AND PUCCA HOUSES

DISTRICT Kutcha Semi-pucca Pucca
BAKSA 55.3 38.1 6.7
BARPETA 33.5 43.7 22.8
BONGAIGAON 37.5 33.3 29.2
CACHAR 41.6 33.3 25.1
CHIRANG 34.1 53.1 11.6
DARRANG 58.2 22.6 19.2
DHEMAJI 35.3 53.1 11.6
DHUBRI 37.5 47.9 14.5
DIBRUGARH 56.2 18.4 25.5
DIMA HASAO 53.5 29 17.5
GOALPARA 48.5 30.4 21.1
GOLAGHAT 60.1 25.4 14.5
HAILAKANDI 62.9 21 16.1
JORHAT 38.8 32.7 28.5
KAMRUP 54.9 25.1 20
KAMRUP(M) 13.7 19.8 66.5
KARBI ANGLONG 79.3 10.7 10
KARIMGANJ 30 36.9 33.1
KOKRAJHAR 37 51 12
LAKHIMPUR 46.4 38.9 14.8
MARIGAON 36.2 37.2 26.6
NAGAON 44.3 35.7 20
NALBARI 52.5 22 25.5
SIBSAGAR 31 39.1 29.9
SONITPUR 37.7 41.5 20.8
TINSUKUA 45.8 28.5 25.7
UDALGURI 58.7 26.8 14.5
ASSAM 43.7 33.6 22.7

The district-wise statistics has revealed that in Baksa district only 6 per cent households have pucca houses. In Karbi-Anglong district, a huge 79.3 per cent households have Kuccha houses. It is more than 60 per cent in Golaghat and Hailakandi districts too. Contrary to this, 66.5 households in Kamrup(Metro) district have pucca houses.

STATISTICS OF KUTCHA, SEMI-PUCCA AND PUCCA HOUSES IN SPATIAL DIVERSITY CATEGORY

SPATIAL DIVERSITY CATEGORY Kutcha Semi-pucca Pucca
CHAR 53.4 35 11.7
FLOOD AFFECTED 42 35.7 22.4
HILL 81.3 12.4 6.3
TEA GARDEN BORDER 47.7 34 18.3
MULTIPLE DIVERSITY 42.7 46 11.3
BORDER 44.9 39 16.1

The statistics of spatial diversity category has revealed that in hills districts 81.3 per cent households have kutcha houses while only 6.3 households have pucca houses.

RELIGION -WISE BREAK UP OF KUTCHA, SEMI-PUCCA AND PUCCA HOUSES

Religion kutcha Semi-pucca Pucca
Hindu 39.6 33.7 26.7
Muslims 51.2 33.7 15
Christian 60.5 30.9 8.6
Other 53.2 29.5 17.3

The religion-wise break up has revealed that number of kutcha houses are the highest among the Christians followed by the Muslims and the Hindus.

This is the first Human Development Report prepared in the country with new UNDP method. Guwahati-based think tank Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD) and New Delhi-based Institute for Human Development have compiled this 272-page report on behalf of the Planning and Development Department, Government of Assam with support by the UNDP and the NITI Ayog. The Assam HDR Survey, 2013 covered 39,998 households covering 187,511 individuals in 27 districts, 97 Blocks, 95 urban centres, 1972 villages of the state. the report is based on primary data collected in the largest survey ever conducted in Assam for development evaluation. which is ten times that of the National Sample Survey Organisation rounds and about eight times that of the National Family Health Survey in the state.

- nezine.com Editorial Bureau

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