13% people in Haryana slums own computers with Internet facility

Around 13 per cent of the total population living in the slums of Haryana have computers,among which,3.7 per cent have Internet connections.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 15, 2014 5:34:59 pm

Around 13 per cent of the total population living in the slums of Haryana have computers,among which,3.7 per cent have Internet connections.

The facts were revealed in a report released by Haryana Census Operations’ Joint Director G Bapu Ji on Tuesday.

The information formed part of a detailed census of slum households conducted by the state government. While about 4.60 per cent people live in slums,five statutory towns — Ambala Cantonment,Beri,Kanina,Dharuhera and Hasanpur — have no slums within their jurisdiction.

“There are a total of 80 statutory towns in Haryana. While five have reported no slums,slum data was collected from the remaining 75 statutory towns. For Census,a slum is defined as a residential area,where dwellings are not properly existed for human habitation…” Bapu Ji said.

According to the data,3,25,995 households live in slum areas out of total 70,88,008 households in Haryana.

About 78.1 per cent of slum households live in permanent houses,17.7 per cent in semi permanent and 4.2 per in temporary or dilapidated structures.

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