Focusing on the Urban Population in India

UHRC has set a particular urgency in implementing programs to reach communities among the vulnerable urban.

Why Urban?

  • Urban population projected to reach 535 million by 2026 (first quarter of 21st century).
  • Poor health access among urban slums, vulnerable urban ppulations, informal settlements
  • Less than half the women among the poorest urban wealth quartile (as per asset based index of NFHS-III), receive at least one postnatal check-up from a skilled provider within 42 days of delivery
  • More than half the children under 5 years among the poorest urban quartile and 43% among the next higher urban quartile suffer from stunting (height for age
  • Household food insecurity is also as high as 50% among slum/informal settlements
  • Among poorest urban quartile in India, 31% households had a separate cooking space (SCS). Among the remaining population, 78.5% had a SCS.
  • In Delhi: Among poorest quartile, 3.4% households had SCS. Among the remaining population, 76.3% had SCS.
  • According to Govt. of India -NSSO 65th Round (2008-09) 49 % slums are non-notified in India