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32% houses in Delhi made of single rooms

delhi Updated: May 08, 2012 01:00 IST
Rajat Arora

Quality living still seems to be a problem in the National Capital as more than 30 per cent of the households are thriving on just basic minimum facilities.

Space crunch has extended to such a limit that more than 32 per cent of the total houses in Delhi comprise

single rooms, some of them even housing six to eight members. In 25.6 per cent of the 33,40,538 households in the city, six to eight members live under one roof.

What's worse? Around two lakh households accommodate more than nine people under a single roof, said the report brought by the Census of India.

With more than four lakh households surviving under a single roof and 10 lakh houses without toilets, for Delhi to become an international city is still a distant dream.

In only 3.7 per cent households in Delhi, there is only a single occupancy while in 7.6 per cent house, two people live under one roof. Twenty-four per cent of the city houses have five member families which suggest that the trend of nuclear families is on the rise.

However, in rural areas, houses are more spacious that their urban counterparts. More than 4.5 per cent of the rural households in Delhi have homes that are made of six rooms and more compared to only 3.4 per cent of urban areas, the report suggests.