Delhi survey: 10% kids out of school, 80% homes don’t have computers -Sourav Roy Barman

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published Published on Jan 15, 2021   modified Modified on Jan 15, 2021

-The Indian Express

Nearly three-fourth of the population depends on government facilities; of the 2.60% who suffer from chronic illnesses, most have diabetes.

# Two lakh children remain “out of school”, including 64,813 due to “financial constraints”.

# Over six lakh between 0-6 years are outside the net of anganwadis, which cover less than half of Delhi’s pregnant women.

# Over 63% people use buses for commuting, while only 6% depend on the flagship Delhi Metro.

# As many as 42.59% households in the city spend less than Rs 10,000 per month, nearly 80% do not own computers, and 29% do not have access to tap water within households. Almost all households have toilets.

# Nearly three-fourth of the population depends on government facilities; of the 2.60% who suffer from chronic illnesses, most have diabetes.

# Around one-fourth of the children in the age group 0-5 years have not received any vaccination.

These are among the findings of a Delhi government survey, the biggest of its kind, covering 1.02 crore people, conducted between November 2018 and November 2019. The report, finalised in November 2020, reveals the socio-economic composition of the city, including details on religion, caste, income, education, chronic illnesses, status of vaccination, employment and preferred modes of transport.

The survey had been ordered following deaths of three minor girls of suspected starvation in East Delhi’s Mandawali in July 2018. The family did not have a ration card, and a government probe found that the local anganwadi centre had fudged records after the deaths.

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The Indian Express, 15 January, 2021, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/delhi-survey-school-education-govt-facilities-computers-7146867/


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