People of Delhi now consider issues such as inflation, corruption and crimes against women as far more important than power supply problems, according to a study.
As per the study titled ‘Perception Survey of Delhi - Satisfaction on Power Supply’, power topped the list of key concern for Delhiites in 2002 and 2004 but down the year issues such as law and order, corruption and inflation, among others, took precedence over it.
The study carried out over a period of 10 years starting 2002, says power now ranks far lower than in used to be earlier.
The study is part of Delhi Human Development Report 2013 published by the Institute for Human Development (IHD).
So, in 2006, municipal corporation of Delhi topped the list followed by corruption and power and in 2008 power was at the bottom of it below water.
In 2010 and 2012, power was edged out from the list of top five concerns, the study said.
Among the lowest-income group, power ranked third behind sanitation and water in the category of most problematic issues. And, among the highest-income group, power ranked as the least problematic issues.
IHD was established in 1998 under the aegis of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) as a non-profit autonomous institution for conducting studies in the areas of labour and employment, poverty, health and nutrition, education, and other aspects of human development.