Miscellaneous

Only 41% houses ‘livable’

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

The Indian household is, not surprisingly, shrinking. Data from Census 2011 shows that the proportion of households with one or two married couples has risen over the last few years, while the proportion of households in which three or more married couples lived together has declined. India now has 24.7 crore households and 24.5 crore residential or partly residential houses, leaving a gap of 0.2 crore between the available housing stock and the number of households. This gap, says the Registrar General’s office, is reducing. However, housing experts say that the housing gap should also include the number of cramped and damaged houses, and could be much larger. The...

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20% travel half km to drink water

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

Drinking water is supposed to be one of India’s success stories — the government says it met its Millennium Development Goal on water five years ahead of time, and that its rural drinking water mission has reached every uncovered habitation. Yet Census 2011 data shows that 20% of Indian households have to travel more than half a kilometer for drinking water, and that this figure has actually grown in rural India. Taps (43%) and handpumps (34%) are the two main sources of drinking water, followed by wells and borewells. While taps are the most common source for urban India (71%), handpumps are most common for rural India (44%). In ten years, however, there has not...

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1 lakh households have no electricity, 85% of rural India uses firewood as fuel

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

43% of rural households still use kerosene to light their houses. Even in urban India, the proportion of those using LPG is under two-thirds. But 20% of urban Indians too still use firewood for cooking Barely one in every ten households in rural Bihar and two-thirds of houses in the state’s urban areas use electricity to light their houses, Census 2011 figures reveal. Just over half of rural India uses electricity as its main source of lighting, an increase of 12% over 2001. If that seems heartening, the data also shows that 43% of rural households still use kerosene to light their houses, implying that the kerosene subsidy may not be as pointless as some would...

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200 million Indians don’t own a TV, phone or vehicle

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

One-sixth of the country, or 200 million Indians, don’t possess any of the most basic assets like a transistor or TV, phone, a vehicle of any kind or a computer. In three states—Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and MP—close to a third of the households own none of these assets. On Tuesday, the registrar general of India released the final figures for the first phase of Census 2011, known as the Houselisting and Housing Census. The data shows how India lives—how many people to a house, how they light their houses and where they get their water from, and some of the things they own. The Census measures ownership of five assets—radio/transistors, TV, phone, computer...

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So here we go!

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

Everything has a beginning and so does TaiPi and its very own blog. Through this blog, we intend to share what we think about various areas of our interest, our interventions, new about us and our team members and so on. So do keep a watch on this space:)

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