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96.0 per cent in rural, 63.8 per cent urban area households have their own dwelling unit: NSS

NSO, under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation conducted the survey on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and housing condition as a part of 76th round of NSS.

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About 96 per cent of the households in the rural and about 63.8 per cent in the urban areas had their own dwelling unit, during July-December 2018, according to the findings of National Sample Survey (NSS).

These findings are part of the report titled ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Conditions in India’.

The National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation conducted the survey on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and housing condition as a part of 76th round of NSS.

According to NSS’s tenurial status and household characteristics report, about 96.0 per cent of the households in the rural and about 63.8 per cent in the urban areas had their own dwelling unit.

Among the households living in houses (i.e. households with dwelling units), 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.

“Among the households living in houses, about 89.0 per cent of the households in the rural and about 56.4 per cent in the urban areas had an independent house. Whereas among the households living in houses, about 76.7 per cent of the households in the rural and about 96.0 per cent in the urban areas had the house of pucca structure,” the report read.

According to NSS’s electricity for domestic use, report among the households living in houses, about 93.9 per cent of the households in the rural and about 99.1 per cent in the urban areas had electricity for domestic use.

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