Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Nearly 44 percent Lakshadweep homes are headed by women

Friday December 28, 2012 10:32:16 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The union territory of Lakshadweep, which has to its credit the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha, now has another feather in its cap - it has the largest number of households headed by women in the country.

The Lakshadweep group of islands, off the western coast of India, has 43.7 percent of households headed by women. Its MP, Hamdullah Sayeed, is the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha at 30 years.

Kerala, where some communities follow a matriarchal system, comes next with 23 percent homes headed by women.

In India, about 27 million households, constituting nearly 11 percent of the total households of the country, are headed by women.

This finding was revealed in a census of "Female Headed Households" that was released Friday here by Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N.Singh.

The data was released as part of findings/results of the first phase of Census 2011 on "House Listing and Housing Census".

Inaugurating the National Data Dissemination Workshop organised by the Registrar General and Census Commission India, the minister said that such detailed data would help the Planning Commission and the government to finalise their schemes.

Singh also pointed out that "significant improvement" has been achieved in quality of houses but access to drinking water, electricity and sanitation are areas where more needs to be done.

C. Chandramouli, Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India, gave the main highlights from Census 2011.

Less than half - 48 percent - of the number of female-headed households have a toilet within the premises, while just over half - 59 percent - of such homes have bathing facilities within the premises.

Other findings of the census are:

There are about 49 lakh single-member female households in the country with three-fourths of them living in rural areas.

In seven states, namely Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Gujarat, the proportion of single member female headed household is more than 20 percent.

The proportion of male headed households has declined by 0.6 percent in 2011 compared to 2001 while proportion of female headed households has increased by 0.5 percent in the same period.

More than 60 percent of female headed households have permanent houses while in case of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes categories the percentage of such homes is at 55.8 percent and 33.4 percent respectively.

Members in around 18 percent of female headed households have to trudge more 500 metres in urban areas and one kilometre in rural areas to access drinking water.

Around 45 percent women-headed families live in one-room premises, while around 42.5 percent of such houses use cooking gas/natural gas as a fuel for cooking.

Around 45 percent of these homes have television, in comparison to 47.5 percent in male-headed homes.

Only 3.2 percent of women-headed homes have a four-wheeler - like a car, jeep or a van, in comparison to 4.8 percent of homes with vehicles among male-headed homes.

Around 29 percent of women-headed homes do not possess any asset such as radio/TV/telephone/bicycle/scooter/car. In comparison, 16.5 percent homes among those headed by men have no assets.

The detailed findings on "Female Headed Households" can also be seen at the website of Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India at www.censusindia.gov.in.


 



 





 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

I

More Headlines

New National Water Policy approved

Bodoland legislator blames BPF chief for Assam violence

India beat Pakistan by 11 runs, draw Twenty20 series

Auto industry welcomes proposal to hike diesel price

At 92, she is world's oldest dart player

Man in Rajasthan sells his daughter for Rs.1 lakh

Higher education standards need improvement: President

Ratan Tata retires, Cyrus Mistry takes over Saturday

Karnataka BJP problems mount as legislator quits

Adieu, adieu to you and you and you

TRS calls for Telangana shutdown Saturday

Decision on Telangana in one month: Shinde

Badal seeks dismissal of US human rights case

 

Top Stories

Decision on Telangana in one month: Shinde

"A decision will be taken within a month... we have heard the members of various parties... we have noted their views and will brief the government about it," Shinde told reporters after an all-party meet on the issue. »

TRS calls for Telangana shutdown Saturday

No breakthrough likely at all-party meet on Telangana

 

  Most Read

Ratan Tata retires, Cyrus Mistry takes over Saturday

There was no event to mark the occasion, no speeches and the icon himself was not even there at Bombay House to see the  »

Ratan Tata's legacy, Cyrus Mistry's challenge

New National Water Policy approved

The National Water Resources Council Friday approved the new National Water Policy with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying legal structures on water were inadequate and calling for judicious use of the resource. Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat, after the meeting, said the new policy had been approved.  »

 

  News Pick

India beat Pakistan by 11 runs, draw Twenty20 series

India squared the two-match Twenty20 International series 1-1, beating Pakistan by 11 runs in the second encounter at the Sradar Patel Stadium, Motera,  »

Emirati poet first Arab to receive India’s Tagore Peace Prize

India’s Asiatic society will award the Tagore Peace Prize to renowned Arab poet Shihab Ghanem, reported the WAM agency Wednesday. The peace prize is named after Rabindranath »

Kerala edges out Taj Mahal in Google search trends

Kerala has edged out the Taj Mahal to become the number one in Google's search trends for travel destinations in the country for 2012. Munnar, a popular tourist destination in the state, is also on the list of Top 10 Indian destinations  »

Hundreds demand stricter anti-rape laws, victim critical in Singapore hospital

Hundreds of protesters, mostly young people, came out on the streets Thursday after two days  »

Yet another woman gang-raped in Delhi, dumped on road

 

Picture of the Day

Artists performing dance drama based on the ‘Geetgovindam’, by Shri Jayadev, at the inauguration of the 60th Annual Arts Festival, at Kalakshetra, Chennai on December 21, 2012.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.