The survey conducted from the time period of November 2018 and November 2019 sends out a clear message of how ridiculed the common people of Delhi are! No matter whether it is the suffering of the children or the unemployment issue of the youth, Delhi definitely is bearing a big burden even before the lockdown sets in! With an estimated population to be almost around 1.67 crores, this is not good news for the national capital at all!
The survey results are scary
The Delhi government survey conducted over a period of 1 year starting from November 2018 to November 2019 reveals that most families of the capital are not getting enough socio-economic access to lead a good life. The children and women are suffering more! As much as 10% of the children are out of school due to financial constraints whereas almost 6 lakh kids aged between 0-6 years are not getting access to the government’s Anganwadi facilities. Over 63% of people use public buses for conveyance while only 6% depend on metro services for commuting daily. It is also found that 3/4th of the total population depends on government facilities and 2.6% suffer from a chronic illness that includes diabetes at the top list. All in all, the survey report is indeed scary!
No toilets, no computers, and no access to Anganwadi facilities… the socio-economic condition is depleting
Apart from the statistics and data, the report from the survey revealed that most families do not have access to personal toilets and they have to use public toilets regularly. Out of the 20.5 lakh households that were surveyed, 1.22 lakh households depend on the community toilets. Apart from this, access to water facilities, child vaccination programs, computers, internet connections, etc. also suffered equally. “The predominant reason for not attending school in the age group of 6-17 years is reported as a financial constraint (29.2%)”, said the survey report.
The covid-19 pandemic has made the situation more worse
As if this suffering was not enough, the covid-19 pandemic that set at the beginning of 2020 made the situation worse. Many people have lost their jobs and are suffering from unemployment issues whereas children cannot go to school for financial constraints. It can only be expected that now that the covid vaccine has come into effect, the situation may start bettering.
The PolicyTimes suggestion
- The Delhi government must find ways to at least make the lives of the children and the women more bearable than what the condition is now! This survey was conducted before the pandemic and now with the onset of the pandemic, the situation has definitely worsened more. Thus, investigation about the government facilities that are being provided to them must be done with utmost sincerity so as to reach every needful person and provide him or her good sociable life.