`SCs, STs account for nearly 25% households in Maha`

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 23:05

Mumbai: Scheduled Castes (SC) comprise 13.9 per cent, while Scheduled Tribes (ST) account for 10.3 per cent of the total 2,38,30,580 households in Maharashtra, latest census statistics reveals.

Out of the total number of households, 33,11,405 (13.9 percent) households are of Scheduled Castes and 24,45,645 (10.3 percent) households are of Scheduled Tribes.

Among all the Scheduled Castes households, 53.7 per cent are in rural and 46.3 per cent are in urban. In case of Scheduled Tribes, 76.5 per cent of households are in rural and 23.5 per cent are in urban.

According to the census statistics, as against the 30.2 per cent for all households at state level, 22.8 per cent of Scheduled Castes and 12.2 per cent of Scheduled Tribes households live in houses with concrete roof.

In case of Scheduled Caste households, tap water is the major source of drinking water (68.0 percent) followed by well (11.8 per cent), hand pump (12.8 per cent) and tube well (5.2 per cent) as the other sources of drinking water.

About 52.8 percent SC households have the drinking water facility within their premises, whereas 31.9 per cent households have this facility near the premises. And in the rest 15.3 percent of SC households, the drinking water facility is away from their premises.

In case of Scheduled Tribes households also, tap water is the major source of the drinking water (48.4 per cent) followed by well (24.7 per cent), tube well (3.9 per cent) and hand pump (19.2 per cent) as the other sources.

Among the STs, 33.9 per cent of households have the drinking water facility within their premises, 43.3 per cent have this facility near the premises and in the rest 22.8 per cent of households, this facility is away from the premises.

As compared to 83.9 per cent of households reported
electricity as the main source of lighting for all households at state level, the same is reported in 79.8 per cent of SC and 59.8 percent of ST households.

Kerosene is the next main source of lighting, which is reported in 18.2 per cent of Scheduled Castes and 36.2 per cent of Scheduled Tribes households as against 14.5 per cent in case of all households.

In Maharashtra, about 46.9 per cent of households do not have latrine facilities within their premises. This percentage is 55.3 per cent among Scheduled Castes and 69.9 percent among Scheduled Tribes.

As compared to 64.3 per cent of households at State level, 55.3 per cent of the Scheduled Castes household have the bathroom (covered roof) and 26.6 percent of the households use enclosure without any roof.

The rest of the households have no bathing facility. In case of Scheduled Tribes, only 37.2 per cent of households have bathrooms (covered roof) and 29.9 per cent of the households use enclosure without any roof. The rest of the household have no bathing facility.

As compared to 32.5 per cent of all households at the state level, about 31.8 per cent of Scheduled Caste households do not have any drainage system to their households.

In case of Scheduled Tribes, about 58.6 per cent of the households do not have any drainage system to their households.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 23:04

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