Drinking Water Sanitation
Housing is a basic requirement of human well-being. Information in respect of the dwelling unit of the households like type of the dwelling unit (viz. independent house, flat etc.), tenurial status of dwelling unit (viz. owned, hired, no dwelling etc.), structure of the dwelling unit (viz. pucca, semi-pucca, katcha), condition of the structure (viz. good, satisfactory, bad), floor area of the dwelling unit, age of the house owned by the household, etc. along with the facilities available to the households in respect of drinking water, sanitation etc. and micro environment surrounding the house like drainage system of the house, system of disposal of household waste water, system of disposal of household garbage, problems of flies and mosquitoes etc. are important determinants of overall quality of living condition of the household members. The objective of the survey on ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition’ of NSS 76th round was to collect relevant information on all these aspectsand develop suitable indicators to assess living conditions of the household members at the national and State/UT level."