The villagewiKYrating concept

villagewiKY rating is the rating given by an individual of the respective village/block/district on the subjects of Education, Health, Drinking water, Roads, Electricity, Swachh Bharat, and Solar Power.

These ratings are categorized as Good/Average/Bad.

1. Education

India has the largest elementary education system in the world and there are 12,70,170 primary & upper primary schools and 2,52,176 secondary & senior secondary schools in India (MHRD, 2016)

  • GOOD- required infrastructure and facilities present
  • AVERAGE- insufficient infrastructure and facilities
  • BAD- poor infrastructure and facilities

2. Health

There are 24,855 Public Health Centers and 1,57,411 Sub Centers in rural India. (Source: Rural Health Statistics 2018-2019, MHFW)

  • GOOD- required infrastructure and facilities present
  • AVERAGE- insufficient infrastructure and facilities
  • BAD- poor infrastructure and facilities

3. Drinking water

About 87.6% of the households in rural India have sufficient drinking water. Hand pumps are the major source of drinking water in rural India. (Census 2011)

  • GOOD- drinking water available/ RO plant
  • AVERAGE- water scarcity only in summer
  • BAD- drinking water source far from the village/summer is bad/often observation of water scarcity/ lack of potable water

4. Tar Roads

2.65 million km (80.30% of the total 3.3 million Km) of road network exists in rural areas (Source: NHAI 2014)

  • GOOD- the presence of good quality tar/ concrete roads
  • AVERAGE- the presence of tar roads but in compromised condition/ road is bad in some seasons
  • BAD- the absence of all-season road

5. Electricity

Nearly 6,00,000 villages in India have been given electricity connection, where electrification of a village is defined as10% of its homes and all public buildings are connected to the grid (Source: BBC)

  • GOOD- no load shedding at all
  • AVERAGE- load shedding 4+ hours
  • BAD- load shedding 12+ hours

6. Swachh Bharat

10,28,67,271 household toilets have been built under Swachh Bharat Mission since 2nd October 2014

  • GOOD- implemented well and change observed
  • AVERAGE- considerable implementation
  • BAD- not implemented effectively

7. Solar Power

India ranks as the third largest solar market in the world.
Solar power in your Village/ Taluka/ District – Yes/No