Shillong, April 12: Twenty-first century Meghalaya still faces problems of open defecation, accessibility to sources of lighting and potable water, although the scenario has marginally improved com

The Housing Census 2011 has revealed that, although Uttarakhand has achieved considerable progress in provision of basic amenities, the number of mobile phone users in rural households is higher th

For a state government that pats itself for having turned Gujarat into a power-surplus region by connecting all the urban and rural areas to the electricity grid, the census data of 2011 — that sho

BHUBANESWAR: Above a third of Odisha’s households have to trudge half a km and more every day to get their quota of drinking water.

The Census 2011 data for Haryana has revealed that about 96 per cent of families were living in good or liveable houses while the remaining were living in dilapidated houses, Director (Census Operations) Neerja Sekhar said here on Thursday.

Releasing the Housing Census data at a Press conference here, she said that the percentage share of households having one married couple in a house remained 65.6 during the 2001 and 2011 Census.

Srinagar, March 28: The findings of “Census 2011 - Housing and Household Amenities” have revealed that nearly 50 per cent of the households across the state lack toilet facilities while less than 3

When the first set of detailed data from Census 2011, Houses, Households Amenities and Assets, was released a couple of weeks ago, there was much flinching at the fact that around half of all Indians still defecate in the open. The census data also showed that piped and treated drinking water is presently enjoyed by just a third of Indian households.

Now, the aim of providing sanitation and piped drinking water for all will demand increasing allocations. But the CSE report Excreta Matters: How urban India is soaking up water, polluting rivers and drowning in its own excreta shows that mere money just can’t solve the problem.

The Tendulkar Committee’s recommendations on poverty have run out of takers, at least in the political circles. Under pressure from all sides over its estimate of people living below the poverty line, the Planning Commission on Thursday effectively abandoned the Tendulkar panel’s estimation method. A committee would be constituted to revisit the methodology to estimate poverty.

“Delhi despite being the Capital has one of the worst sex ratios of 866 females per 1,000 males according to 2011 census; the situation in the south-west district is one of the worst with the child sex ratio of 836 girls per 1,000 boys; and with low levels of awareness and nuclear families the aspiration and desire for male child is growing by each passing day,” said a release issued by Centre for Social Research.

No. Of People Below Poverty Line Dips To 24.8% From 34.4%

Jaipur: In Rajasthan, if you earn more than Rs 846 per month (Rs 28.20 per day) in urban areas and Rs 755 per month (Rs 25.16 per day) in rural areas, then you are not below poverty line. The data was released by the Planning Commission on Monday. This is a jump from Rs 568.15 per month (Rs 18.93 per day) in urban areas and Rs 478 per month (Rs 15.23 per day) in rural areas for 2004-05.