What is SECC

The Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011 (SECC-2011) is a study of socio economic status of rural and urban India. In 2010, the Manmohan Singh government approved this census to be conducted in all states and union territories of India. SECC 2011 is the first ever paperless census, in the history of India, conducted on hand-held electronic devices by the government in 640 districts. It was also the first ever caste-based census since 1931 Census of India. It was launched on 29 June 2011 from the Sankhola village of Hazemara block in West Tripura district. The first findings were revealed on 3rd July 2015.

Components of SECC

SECC allows ranking of households based on predefined parameters. SECC 2011 has three census components, and these components were conducted by three separate authorities but under the overall coordination of Department of Rural Development in the Government of India.

  1. Census in Rural Area - Conducted by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)
  2. Census in Urban Area - Under the administrative jurisdiction of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA)
  3. Caste Census - Under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.

Where Can I Find the SECC Data

The complete data is available here . There are two types of data available : Rural Data and Urban Data. These data have been categorized into Household and Population data.

SECC Data Use Cases

The Rural Development Ministry has used SECC data in its various programmes such as MGNREGA, National Food Security Act, and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.

SECC Data Visualisation

The urban data of SECC 2011 has been visualised by a #Tech4Good fellow. Click on the Image below to see the SECC Data Visualisation.

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