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English Release 30-September 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • President congratulates medal winners in Asian Games 2014
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  • Text of Joint Editorial by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and US President Mr. Barack Obama, published on the website of Washington Post
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  • Text of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's interaction session at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
  • Vision Statement for the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership
  • PM’s address and interaction at Council on Foreign Relations in New York City
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Inclusion of State of Bihar under Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD-CP)
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  • Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100), August, 2014
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  • Chief of the Army Staff Takes Over as the Honorary Colonel of Rashtriya Rifles
  • India US Combined Military Training Exercise
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  • Change in Tariff Value of Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others – Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, RBD Palmolein, Others – Palmolein, Crude Soyabean Oil, Brass Scrap (All Grades), Poppy Seeds, Areca Nuts, Gold and Silver Notified
  • Task Forces as Recommended by FSLRC Constituted for Laying the Road Map for Setting-up of Resolution Corporation (RC), Financial Data Management Centre (FDMC), Financial Sector Appellate Tribunal (FSAT) and Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA)
  • Centralized Processing Center (CPC), Bengluru Becomes ISO-27001:2005 Compliant
  • Min of Heavy Ind. & Public Enterprises
  • Shri Kapil Dev Tripathi take Charge of Secretary Department of Public Enterprises
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Union Home Minister receives contribution to PMNRF from National Police Academy
  • Min of New and Renewable Energy
  • First Renewable Energy Global Investment Promotion Meet & Expo to be held in February 2015
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 95.26 per bbl on 29.09.2014
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh lays foundation stone for new block of CSIR-Institute of Microbiol Technology at Chandigarh
  • Min of Shipping
  • Concept to be Finalised Soon for Impementation of the Sagar Mala Project
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • India won 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals on Day 11 of Asian Games 2014
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Swachh Bharat Mission Logo and Tagline contest winners to be felicitated by Prime Minister
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Uma Bharti to Administer Swachh Bharat Shapath
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  • Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launches the New Guaranteed Minimum Pension Scheme in Dehradun

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Ministry of Home Affairs13-March, 2012 13:46 IST
Final Figures of Houselisting & Housing Census, 2011 Released
No. of Houses goes up to 33 Crore From 25 Crore
Use of Electricity for Lighting goes up by 11 % over 2001
The final figures of the first phase of Census 2011 known as Houselisting and Housing Census was released by Union Home Secretary, Shri R.K. Singh in New Delhi today. As per the Houselisting and Housing Census 2011, the census houses increased from 25 cr to 33cr. There is an increase of 6 cr census houses for residential and partly residential purposes. The data indicates that the housing gap has reduced. There is an improvement in the construction material used for roof, wall and floor. Thus there is a substantial improvement in the quality of housing both in rural and urban areas.

As regards amenities available with the households, 87% of households are using Tap, Tube well, Hand pump and Covered well as the main source of drinking water while 43.5 percent use tap water. Only 47% of households have source of water within the premises while 36% of households have to fetch water from a source located within 500 m in rural areas/100 m in urban areas and 17% still fetch drinking water from a source located more than 500 m away in rural areas or 100 m in urban area.

As far as Main source of lighting is concerned, 67% households use electricity which shows an increase of 11pt over 2001. The rural-urban gap has reduced by 7 percentage points from 44% in 2001 to 37%.

Other major highlights of Houselisting & Housing Census 2011 are :

- 58% of the households have bathing facility within the premises, showing an Increase of 22 pts over 2001.

- Around half of the households have drainage connectivity with two-third have the open drainage and one-third have the closed drainage.

- 47% of the households have latrine facility within premises with 36% households have water closet and 9% households have pit latrine. There is 11 pt decline in households having no latrine from 64% to 53% in 2011.

- 61% households have Kitchen facility with 55% within premises and 6% outside premises. Two-third of the households are using firewood/crop residue, cow dung cake/coal etc. and 3% households use Kerosene. There is an increase of 11 pts in use of LPG from 18% in 2001 to 29% in 2011.

- As regards mode of communication, there is an increase of 16% in television and a corresponding decline of about 15 pt in use of radios/transistors. Less than 1 out of 10 households have Computer/laptop with only 3% having internet facility. The penetration of internet is 8% in urban as compared to less than 1% in rural area. 63% households have Telephone/mobile facility with 82% in urban and 54% in rural area. The penetration of mobile phone is 59% and landline is 10%.

- In the modes of transport 45% of the household are having bicycle, 21% two wheelers and 5% four wheelers. There is an increase of 9 pt in two wheeler and 2 pt in four wheelers, with bicycle showing increase of 1 pt only. 59% of the households are availing banking facilities with 68% in urban and 54% in rural areas. The rural urban difference has reduced from 19 to 13 pt.

- 18% of the household do not have any of the specified assets.

Census of India 2011 was conducted in two phases. The first phase, called the “Houselisting and Housing Census” was undertaken a few months prior to the second phase termed as “Population Enumeration”. The objective of the Houselisting and Housing Census Operations is to identify each building/census house and also to ascertain the quality of the census house, amenities accessible to it and assets available to the households living in those census houses. The fundamental principle is to cover the entire country in a systematic manner without omission or duplication. The enumerator collects the required information by visiting each and every household and canvassing a written questionnaire called the Houselist and Housing Schedule. In Census 2011, a period of 45 days was given for this purpose. Every State/Union Territory chose this period in a time window starting April 2010 to September 2010 depending upon their convenience. Approximately twenty five lakh (or 2.5 million) enumerators and 2 lakh supervisors were engaged for this operation. The households were visited across the length and breadth of this vast country. What made the exercise even more challenging was the fact that the information was collected on 35 items and 1.5 crore Census Schedules were canvassed in 16 Indian languages. A truly gigantic exercise was accomplished with clock-work precision!

Each Census in India since the first one in 1872, has attempted to capture the socio-economic, demographic and cultural diversity of this vast country and present it through measurable indices. In this attempt, each succeeding Census has attempted an improvement over the previous one.

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