The preference for joint families in urban areas has produced greater financial stability.
Percentage of households getting two square meals a day has gradually increased over the years to reach 98.9 per cent in 2009-10 in rural areas, and 99.6 per cent in the urban centres, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
More than 60 per cent of the households in major Indian cities are water-deficient, says the survey report of consultancy firm Ernest and Young.
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