Poverty assessment

Self poverty assessment by respondents

Respondents ranked themselves in categories of very poor, poor, not poor, rich and very rich.No responded identified himself as very rich. 84 % of the selected families described themselves either as very poor or poor

Poverty assessment by co-respondents

Respondents ranked his five neighbouring households in terms of relative poverty, 1,2,3,4 & 5 in descending order. Similarly they ranked 5 neighbouring households in terms of relative affluence. Co-respondent identified 54% of neighbouring households in the highest poverty cohort i.e very poor and 56% in the next higher cohort, i.e poor (selection of households were not mutually exclusive). From the second set of information on relative affluence, not more than 20% of households ever appeared in any of the affluent cohort. So in the selected village incidence of poverty was prevalent in 54% to 80% per cent of households.

Housing condition assessments