half of Jammu and Kashmir's two million households don't have
access to toilets and only 900,000 have water taps in their homes,
revealed figures released here by the directorate of census
On the positive side, more than 60 percent have access to safe
"Of 20,15,088 households in Jammu and Kashmir, 9,70,643 households
have water taps available within their premises, 5,78,386 have
water taps near the households while 4,66,059 households have
water tap availability away from the households. Around 63.9
percent of the state's households have access to safe drinking
water," C.S. Sapru, joint chief principal census officer, said at
a press conference.
He was releasing the decadal (2001-2011) census figures on housing
and household amenities.
According to the survey, of 20,15,088 households in the state,
10,31,297 households have access to latrines but 9,83,791 don't.
The survey also revealed that 1.95 percent of households in the
state do not have any lighting facility - either through
electricity or kerosene oil availability.
While 85.14 percent households of the total 20,15,088 households
have electricity availability, 9.69 percent depend on kerosene oil
for their lighting needs.
A total of 11,87,122 households use firewood for their cooking
needs, 84,509 households use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) while
6,35,867 households use cowdung cakes for cooking purposes.
"Out of the households with drainage facilities, 2,53,349 use
closed drainage systems while 7,10,735 use open drainage systems,"
In other interesting statistics, Census 2011 reveals that 1,51,328
of the total households have accommodations spread over six rooms
and above, 93,860 have five room accommodation, 2,61,863 have four
rooms, 4,33,956 have three rooms, 5,55,367 have two rooms,
4,48,767 have one room accommodation while 70,047 households do
not any exclusive room accommodation.