The decentralization initiated by 73rd and 74th amendments of the Indian Constitution has mandated local planning at the village, mandal and district levels as well as in urban local governments and their consolidation into a District Plan in each district.

In this context, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), Central Statistics Office (CSO), New Delhi has taken up the Pilot Study on Basic Statistics for Local Level (BSLLD) in Urban areas during the financial year 2012-13 with reference date as 31.03.2013.

The pilot study has been implemented in Armur town of Nizamabad district through the Directorates of Economics and Statistics (DES) and Bill Collectors at ward level, Town Planning and Building Overseer at town level were involved for collection information in Co-ordination with Revenue Officials, Health Worker (ANM), Local Doctor, Local Teacher and Veterinary Doctor. The major source of the data is the Municipality/Local Self Government.

The following recommendations are made by the CSO, New Delhi for implementation of BSLLD in urban areas as a full-fledged one.

  • 1. The information can be compiled by each and every state regularly on annual basis.
  • 2. The states can add few extra items in the blocks to meet their specific needs.
  • 3. Training may be given to the Local body officials, Health officials, Revenue officials and other local resource officials to handle statistical work relating to the ward/town schedule. The DESs in the States may be responsible for conducting training at district level.
  • 4. The States may implement the BSLLD scheme in all urban local bodies by mobilising their own resources or from Indian Statistical Strengthening Project.

Keeping in view the recommendations of CSO, SSD, New Delhi and based on the pilot study conducted in the Armur town of Nizamabad district of Telangana state, the collection of ward and town level information for the reference year 2014-15 has been taken up during the financial year 2015-16 for all urban local bodies (68) in the Telangana state. The indicators/datasets to be collected under this scheme are enclosed.

Methodology, Scope and Coverage:

  • • All the Municipal corporations and Municipalities of the Telangana state will be covered under the proposed scheme.
  • • The schedules A & B firmed up by the CSO, New Delhi will be used for collection of ward and town level information.
  • • There is no house to house survey.
  • • Updating of data will be made on annual basis.
  • • No additional staff is provided for compiling the information. However, suitable honorarium is proposed for compiling the data and filling up the schedule.
  • • Municipality/Local self government will be the major source of the data.
  • • Chief Planning Officer will coordinate with ward level/Municipality functionaries for getting the information compiled in the ward/town schedule.
  • • Consolidation and Tabulation of data and publication of report at ward/town/district/state level will be done at directorate level.

The indicators/datasets to be collected under SLAP in Urban areas

At ward level (Schedule A)

  • • Availability of some basic facilities ( only for Slums),
  • • Infrastructure of the Ward which includes Assets available in the town/ ward viz number of factories, business establishments, bridges, declared forest area, orchards, roads etc.,
  • • Distance of the ward from nearest facilities,
  • • Demographic information such as population profile, disability profile, chronic and seasonal diseases,
  • • Morbidity, Disability and Family Planning(wards) which includes epidemic details,
  • • Health Facilities & Health manpower,
  • • Literacy, Enrolment status, School attendance, Out of school children,
  • • Livestock and poultry,
  • • Storage and Market outlets,
  • • Employment status of the wards,
  • • Other Social Indicators,
  • • Industries & Business,
  • • Water Supply Details, Waste Water Treatment ect.,
  • • Housing Distribution of Households,
  • • Land Ownership and Rates
  • • Urban Heritage

At Town level (Schedule B) :

  • • Land Utilization statistics
  • • Migration
  • • Information on casuality due to Disasters : Epidemic
  • • Water Supply details
  • • Waste water Treatment and availability of Sanitary facilities
  • • Solid Waste Management
  • • Housing Distribution of households
  • • Land ownership and rates
  • • Large projects implemented
  • • Traffic and transportation
  • • Environment
  • • Governance

Expected Output and Outcome:

Output : District level quality data in the form of (i) Organised databases (ii) a handbook and (iii) in soft form will be available for each town. The compiled data will be made available to the public for wider use.

Outcome: Utilisation of data for Planning and implementation of development programmes of Central and State Governments at state/district/town/ward level.