Opposition parties attacked the government today for the ‘obscenity’ of its poverty estimate figures.

Three or more couples sleep under one roof in around 1.37 lakh houses while more than nine people live together in a single house in over two lakh dwellings in the national capital.

These and other statistics are part of the 'Census of Houses, Household Amenities and Assets 2011' released recently by the government. According to official statistics, six to eight members live under one roof in 25.6 per cent of 33,40,538 households in the city while six per cent of the houses

BHUBANESWAR: At least 37 million people in Odisha defecate in the open! The just released Census 2011 for sanitation and water indicate it.

A latest data from the Census 2011 of Haryana, released by the Registrar General of India recently, presents a study in contrast.

Tamil Nadu's scorecard for the decade is well ahead of the national average

Tamil Nadu, acknowledged widely as one of the progressive States, has lived up to this image through its enhanced performance, over the last 10 years, in most of development parameters except sanitation.

MUMBAI: Call it a fitting paradox of life in the country's financial capital. Over 94% of Mumbai's homes own telephones, but merely 55% of suburban households have toilets.

Half the country’s population may not have a toilet at home but it is not without a mobile phone.

Bringing to light this feature of the population, Census 2011 data on houses, household amenities and assets released today said 49.8 per cent of households defecated in the open. But 63.2 per cent households owned a telephone connection, 53.2 per cent of them a mobile.

According to the Census 2011 data on houses, household amenities and assets released on Tuesday, Delhi’s population growth slowed down between 2001 and 2011, as compared to the previous decade.

Latest Census reveals high-end technology is common in the Capital and households have greater comforts than ever before

With a greater number of its households possessing television sets than radios and transistors, with more families being connected to the Internet than to landline phones and with more people having scooters and motorcycles than bicycles, Delhi is now truly on the path to a major transition going by the latest figures revealed by the Census of India 2011.

After recording a staggering 47 per cent growth in population between 1991 and 2001, Delhi's decadal pace of population growth has slowed down to 21 per cent, with two of its nine districts, New Delhi and Central, registering even negative growth, the Census of India 2011 has revealed. It also shows how construction activity, displacement and rehabilitation of slums, and commercialisation of residential areas has led to significant demographic changes in Delhi.