Economic Survey: Money spent per student in Delhi is three times national average
The 2012-2013 economic survey of Delhi which was tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday threw up some interesting facts with regard to the transport, housing, environment and education sectors in the state.
Despite government’s efforts to strengthen public transport in the state, commercial vehicles — taxis and auto-rickshaws — have registered a sharp increase over the years. However, the resultant rise in air pollution is something the government has failed to address adequately, the survey shows. According to the economic survey, pollution, depletion and degradation of resources did not get as much attention as compared to the issues of growth and development. Here are some of the findings of the survey.
With the regularisation of unauthorised colonies — a big ticket poll promise for the Congress — the emphasis on housing for economically weaker sections of society has grown. Experts assert that the several hundred unauthorised colonies came up in Delhi due to the lack of affordable housing. Incidentally, the Economic Survey shows that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was unable to utilise funds to construct EWS houses under JnNURM since 2009. “...Such funds were not allocated to DDA in the revised plan outlay for 2009 to 2012,” the survey reads.
According to the survey, “more than 56 per cent of households were under the category of owned, 37 per cent constitutes rented and seven per cent constitutes other categories.”
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