New Delhi , 16 JAN 2021|| News Desk
Delhi Congress had recently exposed that 54 lakh Delhi residents do not get ration–as their applications for ration cards have been pending–has been validated by the survey, as 59.21% households of Delhi have no ration cards – Ch. Anil Kumar
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar said that the findings of the Delhi Government’s Socio-Economic Survey that over 6 lakh children do not attend Anganwadis and 2 lakh students do not attend schools mainly due to financial constrain, has called the bluff of the Arvind Government, which used to boast of its “Educational Model”, and even tried to politicise this issue in Uttar Pradesh recently—where the Aam Aadmi Party has no presence—instead of addressing the pressing problems of Delhi like the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, soaring pollution levels and the economic distress of the people.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the Arvind Government cannot go against the findings of the survey, covering 1.02 crore out of around 2 crore total population in the Capital, as the survey was conducted between November 2018 and November 2019 on a Delhi Government order, following the death of three minor girl children due to suspected starvation, in July 2018 in Mandawali in East Delhi, near Anganwadi No 62. The survey report was finalized in November 2020.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that shockingly, the survey revealed that, 2,21,694 children, aged between 6 and 17, do not attend schools, mainly due to “financial constraint”. He said that these children were forced into “domestic duties”, though child labour is banned in Delhi. He said that the survey points out many distressing facts, like 42.59% households in the city spend less than Rs 10,000 per month, and 90% of Delhi has a monthly household expenditure of less than Rs 25,000, which has been further vitiated following the Covid pandemic lockdown, loss of employment and source of earnings.
Ch. Anil Kumar recalled that the Delhi Congress had recently exposed that 54 lakh Delhi residents do not get ration, as their applications for ration cards have been pending with the Civil Supplies Department for the past many years, which has been validated by the survey, as 59.21% households of Delhi have no ration cards.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the survey is an eye-opener for the Arvind Government, which does not miss any opportunity to gloat over its “achievements”, though the ground reality regarding the quality of life for most people in Delhi is distressingly dismal. He said that over 60% per cent people cannot afford any other mode of transport, other than the DTC services, but with the DTC bus services in tatters, as the Arvind Government has not added even a single bus to the DTC fleet in the past seven years, though every second month the Transport Ministry claims that it has placed orders for new buses—through the buses never seem to hit the roads—and commuters have to wait for hours together at bus stops, which severely affects the productivity of the people.
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