Feels State does not need second airport

PANJIM: “Today every Goan is worth Rs one lakh crore, considering the fact that State approximately has two billion tones of iron ore reserves as quoted by Chief Minister,” said Rajendra Kakodkar, a anti mining activist, who has been voicing about the need of sharing the benefits of mining with the people of the state.

Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has sought details from the State government on the declining population trends in six Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected districts of Koriya, Dakshin Bastar, Dantewada, Bijapur, Sukma, Jashpur and Kanker as reflected in the Provisional Census 2011 figures.

The State government says while it would wait for a more detailed analysis of the final Census reports when published by the Registrar General of India, it is not averse to an independent population survey in these districts.

New Delhi: Nearly one in every six urban Indian residents lives in a slum, newly released Census data shows.

Life in a slum is comparable to life in most urban households in India, according to Census 2011 data on living conditions in slums.

To assess the urban poverty alleviation work being done at the slum level, minister of housing and urban poverty alleviation Ajay Maken on Thursday said his ministry will frame "Slum Upgradation Index" city wise and state wise for monitoring the upgradation of slums in the country periodically.

“A committee will be set up to suggest the methodology for drafting this index. This slum data will help in redrawing our schemes and fix priorities under various schemes of the ministry,” Maken said while speaking at a function of release of report on housing stock, amenities and assets in slums based on House Listing and Housing Census 2011.

Though they have most basic amenities, sanitation is missing

Slum residents have better access to drinking water and electricity than their counterparts in the urban non-slum areas, claims a report on ‘Housing Stock, Amenities and Assets in Slums’ released here on Thursday. The report also says the number of slums in the country has declined. The first-of-its-kind survey, based on Houselisting and Housing Census 2011 conducted by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, has revealed that slum residents have most basic amenities like drinking water and electricity and even facilities like mobile phones, internet and private vehicles: the only service missing is sanitation.

Economic Survey Northeast Delhi ranked highest in population category with 37,346 persons/ sqkm.

Delhi seems to be inching closer towards a total urban demographic and with it new challenges in infrastructure, education and health. The 2012-2013 economic survey of Delhi shows an increase of just under 2,000 persons per square kilometre. According to the economic survey, the population density in Delhi has increased from 9,340 persons per sq km in 2001 to 11,297 persons per sq km in 2011.

Civic Body To Take Steps For Construction Of Toilets: Mayor

Pune: There are just 47 public urinal blocks in Pimpri Chinchwad for about 9 lakh women, reveals a Right to Information (RTI) application.
Vikas Bhumbe, president of Aadhar Social Foundation, who sought the info under RTI, said, “Women face hardships when they travel to the city for work. There is an urgent need for the civic body to construct more toilets for women. The population of Pimpri Chinchwad city, as per the 2011 census, is 17.5 lakh and about half of them are women. This is shocking because the city has a woman as the mayor and the leader of the ruling party.”

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New Delhi: About 27 million households — constituting 11% of the total households in the country — are headed by females.