Impact of Rural Housing Programs on Infrastructural Development of Rural Poor – A Case Study of Kalahandi District of Odisha
Keywords:Rural housing, Infrastructural development, Housing status, Drinking water, Sanitation facilities, Economic status
Housing is one of the basic necessities for human survival. For a normal citizen owning a house provides significant economic and social security and status in society. For a shelter less person, a house brings about a profound social change in his existence, endowing him with an identity, thus integrating him with his immediate social surroundings. In this paper an attempt to assess the impact of rural housing program on infrastructural development of rural poor of Kalahandi district of Odisha. The study includes a socio-economic analysis of the level of housing, drinking water and sanitation based on primary data collected from nearly 282 households of four blocks. The study reveals that 47.2 per cent of the households have been more benefited from the rural housing programs as they increased their annual income. Only 6.0 per cent of the households have pipe water facility and also 44 per cent of the households have toilet facility. The study specified that the rural housing programs have a positive impact on the beneficiaries. This program is helps to improve the living conditions of the rural poor.
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