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Government of Meghalaya
Food Civil Suplies and Consumer Affairs Department

Eligibility Criteria for A.A.Y. Inclusion

Inclusion Parameters to identify A.A.Y. Households

The inclusion parameters for Rural areas are:

  1. Homeless Households and Households without shelter
  2. Destitute Households which are dependent predominantly on alms for survival
  3. Manual Scavengers
  4. Legally released bonded labourers
  5. Households with only one room, Kucha walls and Kucha roof
  6. All household headed by Minor
  7. All Households with no adult member between age 15 and 59 including all households headed by a person of 60 years of age or more  with no assured means of subsistence or-social support
  8. Household headed by disabled member and with no able bodied adult member
  9. Landless households deriving a major part of their income from manual casual labour
  10. Any member of the household who is a bonded labourer
  11. All household headed by a widow or a single woman
  12. Households with no literate adult above 25 years

The inclusion parameters for Urban areas are:

  1. Residential Vulnerability
    1. If the household is ‘houseless’ [Households who do not live in buildings or census houses (Structure with roof) but live in the open on roadside, pavements, in hume pipes, under fly-overs and staircases, or in the open in places of worship, mandals, railway platforms, etc. are treated as Houseless households (The Census of India, 2001).]
    2. If the household has a house of roof and wall made of plastic/polythene.
    3. If the household has a house of only one room or less with the material of wall being grass, thatch, bamboo, mud, un-burnt brick or wood and the material of roof being grass, thatch, bamboo, wood  or mud.
  2. Occupational Vulnerability
    1. If the household has no income from any source, then that household will be automatically included.
    2. Any household member (including children) who is engaged in a vulnerable occupation like beggar/rag picker, domestic worker (who are actually paid wages) and sweeper/sanitation worker/mali) should be automatically included.
    3. If all earning adult members in a household are daily wagers or irregular wagers, then that household should be automatically included.
  3. Social Vulnerability
    1. Child-headed household i.e. if there is no member of the household aged 18 years and above.
    2. If all earning adult members in a household are either disabled, chronically ill or aged more than 65 years then that household should be automatically included.
    3. Single women (including widows, unmarried and separated and deserted women), living in household as dependent or as head of household.
    4. Households with no literate adult above 25 years.