Telangana Smagra Kutumba Survey (Integrated Intensive Household Survey) Complete Details

Smagra Kutumbha Survey (Intensive Household Survey) is going to be held on 19th August 2014. Since the day of its official announcement it has raised various speculations among people and political class. The main intention behind the survey is to get the accurate details of the people who are residing in Telangana Region so has to serve the Telangana people with better governance and is aimed at creating a database of all household in Telangana.


Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntala Chandra Shekar Rao and the concerned officials of Smagra Kutumba Survey (Intensive Household Survey) said in a statement that the sole intention of the survey is that to serve the people who are under BPL and to frame new policies and schemes for the people of Telangana. KCR has been stating that there are more ration cards as they are supposed to be. On the other people form lower sections claim that they don’t poses any ration card and are not granted any government schemes.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to organise pre-survey visits by enumerators to each of the nearly 20 lakh households in its jurisdiction on 19th August 2014 so as to facilitate smooth enumeration of households during the Samagra Kutumba Survey (Integrated Household Survey) and two pre-visits on August 17 & 18 by the assigned officials to ensure all households are aware of the exercise.

Officials estimate that at least one lakh enumerators are needed for the purpose. The survey intends to figure out the scams and loop holes in the government schemes and to reframes the policies in a legitimate way.

Citizens can simply go through their previous bills for tap connection details, property tax details, electricity details. Regarding caste certificates, birth certificates, physically challenged certificates etc. they may produce photocopies of the same to the enumerator. A pamphlet and a checklist in three languages will be given to households on August 17 and 18 during the pre-survey visit to make the survey simple. People can access more information regarding the survey at 24X7 helpline 040-21 11 11 11.


Intensive House-hold Survey application forms

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said that only people who are enrolled in the survey will be eligible for welfare schemes and benefits offered by the state government in future. People are now frantically asking their near and dear ones to return home at any cost for the survey.

The sample application copies are illustrated as below. The survey doesn’t question any one whether they are from which state or which region it is simply an survey to have the clear database of the people who are residing in Telangana and to introduce best schemes.

Reports say the survey sample will have 10 sub-sections on 70 parameters , seeking personal details of family members, including religion, caste, ration card, bank accounts, marital status to details about Aadhaar, pensions, ownership of houses, whether beneficiary of  government housing schemes etc, details about electricity connection, and  physically-challenged if any, even diseases and  agriculture details including livestock details and movable assets like vehicles, tractors and agri-related machinery.

No nativity column is expected in the survey form. The survey will be more of a social and economic survey. The survey sample will be finalised by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao next week. Since there is large-scale migration to Hyderabad from other states, the government feels that a different survey methodology has to be adopted here to identify locals and non-locals, who will be eligible for various welfare schemes to be extended by the state government.

It also plans on giving priority to Telangana locals in the scheme. The household survey holds the key, even for extending other benefits like fee reimbursement for the Telangana native students. In the meeting convened with senior officials at the Secretariat here on Friday on household survey, the Chief Minister said that it requires a special exercise to take up survey in the GHMC area due to the presence of the huge population and a large number of households.


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In an exclusive interview  Somesh Kumar, the GHMC commissioner has clarified various FAQs. The same are presented below:

1. Where to get enrolled if staying in one place and a native of another place?

The GHMC commissioner said that the intention of the survey is to assess the situation of the societies and to provide various facilities to the people accordingly. So, he suggested all those with such doubts to get enrolled in a place where they would to like to get the government schemes implemented for them. However, enrolment should be done in a single place.

2. Part of family members reside at another place. Is it mandatory for all family members to be present?

The evidence should be produced that one or many family members are at another place on that day for dire needs so that the enumerator could record their details with a remark endorsed on it to that effect. In a similar manner the details of the students who are studying abroad could get enrolled.

3. What about those members who are on medical emergency?

In case of medical emergency also, proper evidence can be produced so that the details could be furnished accordingly with a remark on that.

4. If the members of a family are in a must attend duty, how to get their details endorsed?

There will be prior visits to the homes on both 17th and 18th August as ell. When the enumerator visits the home on those days, he /she may be requested to come early to their residences so that the enumeration process could be finished up before leaving for jobs (only on exceptional cases).

5. If the documents are held on other address which differs from the present address, what should be done?

The present address is only required to be furnished. There should not be any prejudice that giving the present address will curtail their benefits getting from government schemes.

6. A scheduled academic (B.Tech) on August 19 may hurdle many students from taking part in the survey. What should be done?

A copy of the hall ticket may be produced as evidence to the enumerator and the family members can get the details of the student affected by this.

7. What if the Aadhar card is not received but UID is known?

If the Aadhar card is not received but the UID is known, the same could be furnished in the enumeration form. The same is equally valid.

8. What if the address on the ration card is different from address in Aadhar card?

Ration card details are not required. Aadhar address will only be considered.

9. What if the house finds locked on August 19?

The enumerator will endorse the same and submit the details. Later, it will be decided what to do with all such cases.

10. Is it possible to endorse the details of the assets held at various other places?

Yes, it is possible to endorse the details. There are columns provided for the same.

11. What about those people who are working in some place of Andhra Pradesh but native of Telangana?

There is no need to get enrolled, if they will be continuing to work in Andhra Pradesh. However, they need to get enrolled at their native place if they plan to come back.

12. What are the documents to be in possession of for ibid survey?

The following documents are required for the survey:

  • LPG connection details
  • Bank Account details
  • Aadhar Card
  • PH Certificate (if applicable)
  •  Electricity Bill
  • Pattadar Passbook
  •  Caste Certificate

The GHMC commissioner has clarified that the enumerators will distribute the necessary pamphlet comprising of all details.  Stay tuned to get maximum trusted news and trendy updates at

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