New Delhi: The Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), launched last year, has been completed in a majority of northeastern states but is far from completion in the two mostly populated states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
     
Only 14.81 percent of the population has been covered under SECC in Uttar Pradesh while 18 percent of the population has been covered under the process in Bihar as on August 16 this year, according to an official data.
     
However, northeastern states like Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Mizoram besides Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have completed the exercise initiated by states with financial and technical support of the Rural Development Ministry, as per data which formed part of Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Jain Aditya's written reply in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
     
Union Territories including Puducherry, Diu and Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Chandigarh also have completed the exercise launched to generate a large number of social and economic indicators relating to households across the country for their ranking.
     
The enumeration process is near completion in states like Punjab (97.07 percent), Rajasthan (99.89 percent), Chattisgarh (99.89 percent), Jammu and Kashmir 99.79 percent), Andhra Pradesh (97.71 percent), Uttarakhand (99.71 percent), Madhya Pradesh (99.48 percent), Goa (98.99 percent), Meghalaya (99.30 percent), Tamil Nadu (98.20 percent), Assam (97.03 percent) and Delhi (99.55 percent).
     
As per the data, there is progress in the pace of enumeration in states including Maharashtra (87.37 percent), West Bengal (69.19 percent), Odisha (88.27 percent) Manipur (44.27 percent) and Jharkhand (60.56 percent).

(Agencies)

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