Most Indian homes smaller than prison cells
The majority of India's population, both rural and urban, lives in homes with space smaller than the minimum floor area per person recommended for prison cells. This shocking reality emerges from comparing the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) 69th round survey report on housing conditions with the Model Prison Manual 2016.
About 80% of the poorest rural households have an average floor area equal to or smaller than 449 sq ft. Since the average household size is 4.8 members in rural areas, this means 94 sq ft or less is available per person. This is smaller than the 96 sq ft of ground area recommended for prison cells. Of course, given India's overcrowded jails, prisoners may well have far less living space.
Similarly, in urban areas, the poorest 60% of families live in houses that have an average floor area of 380sq ft or lower. With average household size of 4.1 members, the per capita space is 93sq ft for these houses, which again is lower than the recommended specifications for an ideal prison cell.
Ankush Z-Delhi-13 hours ago -Follow
Why dont we understand we r so huge population. Decrese population and we will live like kings. Indian population should not be more than 800 million. Its enough. Right 500 million is additional. Have one kid for each family and in next 20 yrs we will be half. Gt should come with some plan over it.
Ankush Z-UK-12 hours ago
Indians used to smear no matter what. Now want learn from ?
Fayaz Nabeel-11 hours ago -Follow
Implement zero child policy in uttar Pradesh and bihar
Indian poor-US-12 hours ago
No wonder Indians are rapists and criminals. They want bigger living spaces in jail cells. India is the only country to have slumps in its capital Delhi and largest city Mumbai with millions of people in them. Indian seem to be very proud of it bcoz they allow Modi to spend billions and billions to buy foreign arms to wage wars.
John Johnny-Bharat-14 hours ago -Follow
Let''s do the math: India''s population is 1.324 billion. If every person had 96 sqft to oneself then the total area required would be 127.1 billion sq ft. Add to that the land needed for agriculture, infrastructure, transport, mining, forest, Himyas, seas, rivers, desert, etc. This will exceed India''s territorial area(3.51E 13) sqft
Mayank-12 hours ago -Follow
Overpopulation, sadly natural disasters and low mortality seems only solution left
Jojo channel-13 hours ago -Follow
In London 25% of the people live in a room less than 45 sq ft.
Rajesh-8 hours ago
Yeah. But our Presi nt is living in a house having 350 Bedrooms which is largest in the World and He is not feeling GUILTY of it.
justified k-Pune-4 hours ago
Make more babies and have even smaller space, like rats.
Arjuna Gandiv-B h a r a t-7 hours ago
All because muzzies population have xploded in cities and rural areas, living no space!