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CD on southern households

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Hyderabad , Nov. 25

INFORMATION on houses, household amenities and assets pertaining to the four Southern States and two Union Territories is now available on a compact disc (CD) at a price.

The Office of the Director of Census Operations, Andhra Pradesh recently released the CD which contains data on AP, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry, according to a press release.

The information in the form of tables has been generated on the basis of the results of the houselisting operations held during April-June, 2000, pertaining to Census of India 2001. Data including the number, conditions and type of houses, predominant material of floor, wall, roof etc. the number of living rooms, size of households, type and location of drinking water, source of lighting, availing of banking services, fuel used for cooking etc. have been analysed in compiling the CD.

Most of the tables in the CD have been presented at the state/district level while a few have gone down to the mandal/city/town level also. The CD has been priced at Rs 350 and is available at the data dissemination unit of the Directorate of Census Operations of AP, the release said.

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