Bangalore: Close to half the households in urban areas in the state live in rented houses, revealed the latest census data released by Karnataka’s directorate of census operations. Of the total 53.15 lakh households in the urban areas, 27.13 lakh people live in rented accommodation. Also, of these total households, 15 per cent still do not have latrine within the premises and 12 per cent do not have drainage while 36 per cent have open drainage.
Criticising the government for lack of planning Dr R S Deshpande, Director Institute for Social and Economic Change, said that while urbanisation is an ongoing process care should have been taken to ensure a parallel development, which the government failed to achieve. “Both, the government and the private investors should be blamed as they have failed to meet the urban demands,” he said. Read more
Source : ibnlive.in.com