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Karnataka Voter Survey 2018: Water, power are top priorities

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on March 10, 2018 Published on March 10, 2018

Improving water supply and quality in Karnataka is by far the most important issue for the people of the State, according to the Karnataka Voter Survey 2018 conducted by ADR and DAKSH. According to the survey, water supply had a significant score of 8.06 on a scale of 10 in rural areas and 8.02 out of 10 in urban areas.

The Survey was released by the Chief Election Commissioner, OP Rawat, at the 14th annual national conference organised by ADR and the Karnataka Election Watch (KEW). The CEC also released Election Watch books on Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017.

The survey report and the Election Watch Books of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 can be accessed here: https://adrindia.org/sites/default/files/Karnataka_2018_Survey_Report.pdf

Key findings of the survey:

Important issues in urban areas after water: Better electricity supply and better schools with 7.97 and 7.94 out of 10. Followed by better roads and environment protection with 7.81 and 7.80 out of 10.

In rural areas, the most important issues included better schools and better roads with scores of 8.03 and 7.99 out of 10. These were followed by better electricity supply and more hospitals/public health centres with a score of 7.96 and 7.92 out of 10.

Least significant

In urban areas, anti-terrorism had the least significance with a score of 7.20. In rural areas, job training with a score of 7.51 out of 10 had the least significance.

Published on March 10, 2018
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