The Handbook is intended to provide authentic and reliable database covering various aspects of urban sector such as urban demography, socio-economic indicators of various urban centres in the country, urban employment, public expenditure on urban development, urban transport and performance of cities under urban reform indicators.

Paralleling the increasing disparities in income and wealth worldwide since the 1980s, cities in developing countries have witnessed the emergence of a growing divergence of lifestyles, particularly within the middle classes, reinforced by the widening gap between the quality of public and private educational and health care institutions, spatia

ABAAS -- the Odisha Urban Housing Mission – that envisages at providing all residents of urban areas access to range of housing options in the State was launched here on Sunday.

With India's urban population expected to grow exponentially over the next couple of decades, urban housing will be a central issue for the government.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Anil Uppal & Ors. Vs. U.O.I. & Ors. dated 28/07/2015 regarding the extent of open/park spaces available to the residents of Lagoon Residential Apartment Complex, Ambience Island NH-24, Gurgaon, Haryana.

At the slum decadal growth rate of 34%, the slum households are projected to go upto 18 million. 2 million non-slum urban poor households are proposed to be covered under the Mission. Hence, total housing shortage envisaged to be addressed through the new mission is 20 million.

With cities increasingly in the spotlight on the international stage, urban planning and development has become a critical issue in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Cabinet is likely to approve increase in interest subsidy for the poor so that people from economically weaker section in urban areas can own a house under the government's “Housing for All“ sc

The task of getting approvals from different civic agencies for buildings is likely to get easier with new and dynamic building bye-laws in the offing.

The city is expected to witness a 40 per cent shortfall in the supply of housing units by the end of 2018.

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