Socno-Ecaroanroric UP and Bihar For from Complletion of SECC

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Socno-Ecaroanroric

UP and Bihar For from Complletion of SECC

 

The Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), launched last year, has been completed in a majority of North Eastern States but is far from completion in the two mostly populated States — Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

 
The socio-economic and caste cen­sus (SECC) was touted as a one-stop solution to accurately identify the poor for distribution of social benefits. It was aimed at among other things ranking the households based on socio-economic status and education status of various castes.
The Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), launched last year, has been completed in a majority of North Eastern States but is far from completion in the two mostly populated States — Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Only 14.81 per cent of the popula­tion has been covered under SECC in Uttar Pradesh while 18 per cent of the population has been covered under the process in Bihar as on August 16 this year, according to an official data.
However, North Eastern states such as Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Mizoram besides Haryana, Kar’hataka, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have completed the exercise initiated by States with financial and technical support of the Rural Develop­ment Ministry.
Union Territories including Pu­ducherry, Diu and Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Chandigarh also have completed the exercise launched to generate a large number of social and economic indicators relating to households across the country for their ranking.
The enumeration process is near completion in states such as Punjab (97.07 per cent), Rajasthan (99.89 per cent), Chattisgarh (99.89 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir 99.79 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (97.71 per cent), Ut­tarakhand (99.71 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (99.48 per cent), Goa (98.99 per cent), Meghalaya (99.30 per cent), Tamil Nadu (98.20 per cent), Assam (97.03 per cent) and Delhi (99.55 per cent).

  • According to the data, there is progress in the pace of enumeration in States including Maharashtra (87.37 per cent), West Bengal (69.19 per cent), Odisha (88.27 per cent) Manipur (44.27 per cent) and Jharkhand (60.56 percent).

The delay could undermine the government’s attempt to plug the leak­ages in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and delay the Food Se­curity Bill expected to be implemented in Novernber by at least a year.
In the case of UP, the February polls had contributed to the delay. An official of the rural development min­istry admitted to the delay, but blamed it on the lack of manpower.
The socio- economic caste survey (SECC) came into prominence after the Planning Commission and rural development ministry together decided in October last year to drop the state-wise poverty caps for giving out social entitlements. There are around 24 lakh enumeration blocks with 125 households each which are expected to be used for the socio­economic caste survey.

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