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3 crore new free LPG connections will cost govt Rs 4,800 crore: Minister

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in May 2016 with a target to give 5 crore LPG connections to poor women in three years.

Feb 08, 2018, 17:59 PM IST

670 million in rural areas in India live on Rs 33 per day

 Seventy-five percent of rural households in India have a monthly income of less than Rs.5,000 ($79), 51 percent of households make a living from manual labour, 28 percent (over 50 million) of households do not have mobile phones or any form of communication.

Jul 13, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

Tripura has highest percentage of manual scavenger in India

 Tripura has the highest percentage of manual scavenger with 2.50 per cent of its rural population still engaged in this menial work, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011.

Jul 03, 2015, 23:52 PM IST

''Over 35 percent rural Indians still illiterate''

Over 35 percent of Indians in rural areas are illiterate, with Rajasthan home to 47.58 percent of the unlettered, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data released on Friday said.

Jul 03, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

Highest earners in 75% rural households earned below Rs 5K

The highest earning member in about three-fourths of all rural households in the country made less than Rs 5,000 per month, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 released on Friday.

Jul 03, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

SECC will provide important input for policy makers: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the new Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) will portray the reality of the country and help in drafting of new policies for the people.

Jul 03, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

No caste based data in first SECC survey in eight decades

Government on Friday refrained from releasing the caste-based data in its first Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) released in eight decades and maintained that it was concerned with economic data which will help in effective implementation of its programmes.

Jul 03, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

Parl panel concerned over slow pace of BPL cover

A Parliamentary Panel expressed concern over the "slow pace and uneven coverage" of BPL survey under SECC.

May 03, 2012, 19:54 PM IST