SHRIMATI SHYAMA SINGH (AURANGABAD, BIHAR): I would like to draw the attention of the Government to the appalling condition of major cities particularly Delhi where due to influx of people from villages and small towns the situation is deteriorating day by day.
A large chunk of people from villages are rushing to the major cities in search of employment. Due to influx of persons from villages to major cities, the population imbalance between rural and urban areas is increasing. The growth of the cities has been affected. The mushroom growth of slums in the cities particularly in the capital's NDMC Zone has an adverse impact on foreigners and on other high dignitaries visiting capital frequently. The local civic bodies have totally failed to check such mushroom growth of slums in the capital's NDMC Zone. To avoid further deterioration in the situation of major cities in the country particularly in New Delhi, I urge upon the Government to formulate a strategy to check influx of persons in the major cities particularly in the capital and also to prevent growth of slums.