There are more than 37,000 homeless families in Madhya Pradesh of which over 19,000 reside in rural areas, according to the directorate of census operations.
These figures were shared by the resource persons during the state-level workshop organised here on Friday by the directorate of census operations.
The districts which top the list of homeless families by an average number of people in each household include Sheopur, Bhind, Ashoknagar, Datia and Tikamgarh.
During a presentation, director of the census operations Sachin Sinha said the data will help the government to frame policies and projects for a particular area.
Rajendra Mishra, commissioner, directorate of economics and statistics, said the theme-wise state specific census data helped the policy makers to fine-tune policies according to the ground reality in a particular area.
According to the 2011 census, there are 37,822 homeless families in the state with the average size of per family being 3.9.
The total number of homeless people in the state is 1,46,435.
Over half of this houseless population lives in remote areas.
In rural areas, there are 19,314 houseless households, with a population of 80,380. The average size of such households in rural areas is 4.2.
The top five districts with the maximum average family size were Sheopur (5.1 average household size), Bhind (4.9), Ashoknagar (4.9), Datia (4.7) and Tikamgarh (4.7).