Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011

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SECC-2011 is a study of socio economic status of rural and urban households and allows ranking of households based on predefined parameters. SECC-2011 has three census components which were conducted by three separate authorities but under the overall coordination of Department of Rural Development in the Government of India. Census in Rural Area has been conducted by the Department of Rural Development (DoRD). Census in Urban areas is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA). Caste Census is under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs: Registrar General of India (RGI) and Census Commissioner of India.

Ministry of Rural Development commenced the Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011 on 29th June, 2011 through a comprehensive door to door enumeration across the country. The data of the exercise is now available for district, Block and Gram Panchayat in Banglar Para Baithak Portal for policy, research and for implementing various development programmes.

SECC-2011 West Bengal-Rural

Total Households: 15756750
SC Households: 4483422
ST Households: 1135907
Female Headed Households: 1879887

In the socio economic and caste census (SECC), household level data in rural areas has been collected for thirteen exclusion indicators, five inclusion indicators and seven indicators of deprivation. The indicators of exclusion, inclusion and deprivation are given below:

Exclusion Indicators

  • Households owning Motorized Two/Three/Four Wheelers/Fishing boats
  • Households owning mechanized Three/Four-wheeler agricultural equipment
  • Households having Kisan Credit Card with the credit limit of Rs.50,000 and above
  • Households with any member as Government Employee
  • Households with Non-Agricultural Enterprises registered with Government
  • Households with any member earning more than Rs.10,000 per month
  • Households paying income tax or professional tax
  • Households having three or more rooms with all rooms with all rooms having pucca walls and roof
  • Households owning a Refrigerator
  • Households owning Landline Phone
  • Households owning 2.5 acres or more of irrigated land with at least 1 irrigation equipment
  • Households owning 5 acres or more of irrigated land for two or more crop seasons
  • Households owning at least 7.5 acres of land or more with at least one irrigation equipment

Inclusion Indicators

  • 1. Households without shelter
  • 2. Destitute /living on alms
  • 3. Manual scavengers
  • 4. Primitive Tribal Groups
  • 5. Legally released bonded labourers

Deprivation Indicators

  • 1. Households with only one room with kucha walls and kucha roof
  • 2. Households with no adult member between age 16 to 59
  • 3. Female headed households with no adult male member between age 16 to 59
  • 4. Households with disabled member and no able-bodied adult member
  • 5. SC/ST households
  • 6. Households with no literate adult above 25 years
  • 7. Landless households deriving major part of their income from manual casual labour

To prepare the priority list,

  • Households are excluded as per exclusion criteria.
  • Households are included first in priority list as per Inclusion indicators without verifying deprivation criteria.
  • Households are included as per number of deprivations i.e. family has more no. of deprivation will be selected first.