National capital suffers from accomodation crunch: Government

7 May 2012, PTI.

NEW DELHI: Finding a proper accomodation seems to be a problem in Delhi as a new government data shows that 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 city.

According to ‘Houselisting and Housing Census 2011′ for Delhi released today, 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 (around two lakh) have more than nine people living in a single dwelling.

In 3.7 per cent households, only a single person lives on an average while 7.6 per cent houses have two persons and 12.8 have three persons. Twenty-four per cent of the households have four members while 20.4 per cent have five members.

The figures suggested that 32.2 per cent of the households have one room each while 29.6 per cent had two rooms and 20 per cent have three rooms.

The statistics said 3.5 per cent (around 1.16 lakh) of 33.40 lakh houses have six or more rooms while three per cent of the households have five rooms.

Delhi also appears to be well-placed in providing electricity connections as the statistics suggested that 99.1 per cent of the houses in the capital have power supply while only 0.1 per cent does not have any source of lighting in their houses. 0.7 per cent households depend on kerosene for lighting purposes.

Delhi’s households also have highest number of latrines in houses. Eighty-seven per cent of the houses in the capital have bathrooms while 8.9 per cent or around 2.97 lakh houses do not have such a facility.

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