Lucknow, June 27, 2012: The National Sample Survey Office, Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India will be conducting a survey on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, housing condition and urban slums from the selected households/slums during its 69th round of survey to be conducted from July 1 to December 31.
In order to train the field staff for the survey, regional training camp of NSSO, is being organised at Regional Science City from 25 to 28 June 2012. Using the information collected, important indicators of living facilities like availability and sources of drinking water, improved toilet facilities, arrangements for garbage disposal, drainage system and particulars of dwellings will be generated.
Informing the purpose of the survey, deputy director general, Harbinder Singh said, "The slum survey seeks to measure the extent of the slum problem by estimating the number of slums, slum-dwelling households and percentage of slums having access to specific facilities that are known to be absent in many slums."
"NSSO in the coming survey will cover 8,000 selected villages/urban blocks in the country. Out of them 972 samples, (616 villages and 356 urban blocks) belong to Uttar Pradesh. We will be using the method of simple random sampling for blocks and villages and overall survey will be done by using multi-stage stratified sampling," said Bhawna Singh, director Regional office, NSSO. (Source: TNN, The Times of India)