Poverty assessment

Self poverty assessment by respondents
Respondents ranked themselves in categories of very poor, poor, not poor, rich and very rich. No responded identified himself as very rich. 84 % of the selected families described themselves either as very poor or poor

Poverty assessment by co-respondents
Respondents ranked his five neighbouring households in terms of relative  poverty, 1,2,3,4 & 5 in descending order. Similarly they ranked 5 neighbouring households in terms of relative affluence. Co-respondent identified  54% of neighbouring households in the highest poverty cohort i.e very poor and 56% in the next higher cohort, i.e poor (selection of households were not mutually exclusive). From the second set of information on relative affluence, not more than 20% of households ever appeared in any of the affluent cohort. So in the selected village incidence of poverty was prevalent in 54% to 80% per cent of households.    

Housing condition assessments

 rooms per household

 percentage of kaccha rooms of all rooms
percentage of one room households
percentage of household without separate kitchen  
 percentage of household with no or kaccha foundation 
percentage of households without own homestead land 
percentage of Indira Awas Yojona receipents 

Subpages (1): livelihood