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Friday, September 19, 2003
 
RURAL HOUSING SCHEMES IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND ORISSA: "RURAL HOUSING SCHEMES IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND ORISSA
(With focus on participation, utility and Acceptability)
B.Chakravarty
D. Rajeswar
Objectives
To examine the process of planning and implementation of Housing Schemes at the disaggregated level.
To examine the characteristics of the beneficiary households covered under Rural Housing Schemes.
To examine and analyse the nature and level of people's participation in management of Rural Housing Schemes between social groups and regions
To examine the extent of adherence to the guidelines of Rural Housing Schemes.
To examine and analyse the problems associated with utility and acceptance of Rural Housing Schemes between social groups and regions; and
To suggest measures for policy refinement.
Study Area and Methodology
For the purpose of comparison the study has been taken up in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa which report different levels of socio-economic development and achievements in the implementation of Rural Housing Schemes. Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh and Koraput district two blocks have been selected. The selection of beneficiaries covered under housing schemes has been done randomly covering SC, ST and non-SC and ST category in the selected sample Gram Panchayats.
Purposively designed questionnaire has been used for collection of primary data from the sample beneficiaries, while the information collected at district, block/mandal and gram panchayat level formed secondary data.
Both primary and secondary data are processed with the help of computer. Simple and appropriate statistical techniques are used for the analysis of data.
Major Findings
The participation of people, particularly the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes has not been impressive in the implementation of rural housing "

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