NSSO 69th Survey Results

NSSO has recently come out with its 69th Survey reports. Overall results indicate better picture than the last time round.

A few Key results :

  • Urban slums have come down significantly – by almost 32% (from 49000 in 2009 to 33,510 in 2012). States mainly having these slums are –  Maharashtra accounts for the largest number of slums (23%), Andhra (13.5%), West Bengal (12%).
  • While almost 71% of households earlier residing in slums / squatters have moved out, still currently 88 lakh families continue to live in slums, which constitutes almost 11% of all household living in urban areas.



  • Households having access to toilets






  • Households having access to bathrooms



  • Access to electricity



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4 Responses to NSSO 69th Survey Results

  1. Shanthi Krishnaswamy says:

    Dear friends,

    I wonder if Delhi is in some other planet? I wish someone can come and look at some of the slums Katha works in. No child should live in such inhuman unhygienic environments. Yet, as citizens, we are so unable to ask questions about what is said in reports and somehow government reports always come out as being right. Maybe they are not?


    shanthi krishnaswamy
    assistant to executive director
    a3 sarvodaya enclave
    sri aurobindo marg
    new delhi 110 017

  2. C Udayashankar says:

    Only improvements are highlighted. The survey does not reveal slippages.
    When it comes to drinking water – Nearly a quarter of urban households in the country do not have drinking water supply within their premises. AAP\’s populist measure- free water supply- in Delhi does not touch this category excepting through Tankers. Slums are worse off. One hopes AAP has solutions for all the problems.
    Over 46 per cent of households in rural India and 77 per cent of households in urban India had drinking water sources within their premises.
    How many toilets in rural India are being used as toilets?
    When it comes to child marriages, the data indicate reductions in numbers / percentages. UNICEF report(2012-13) on child marriages is at variance with NSSO\’s report. Trends seem same. Analysis of data is what we should not miss.
    What statistics reveals is interesting and what it hides is important.

  3. Manali says:

    Thanks for sharing this information !
    Is it possible too share the details of the major cities of Gujarat?


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