Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development has since inception been providing assistance to BPL families who are either houseless or having inadequate housing facilities for constructing a safe and durable shelter.

Only illegal and substandard housing in cities like Mumbai is “affordable”. (Editorial)

This paper presents facts on urban inequalities in the context of certain targets and reflects on the processes through which the agenda of these targets can be met in the future.

To bring down the approval time for real estate projects in the country, the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation is planning to set up a system of single-window clearances for develop

The Union Budget for the financial year 2013-14, presented by the Union Finance Minister, P.

The study: ‘Bridging the Urban Housing Shortage in India’, a joint effort of NAREDCO and KPMG in India, discusses at length on the rising trend of urbanisation in India and the looming urban housing shortage. It further deliberates on the constraints faced by real estate developers in their bid to bridge the gap through affordable housing.

Identification of urban poor households is a necessary condition for more effectively targeting the beneficiaries under various poverty alleviation programmes being implemented by the Central and the State GovernmentsThis is the report of the expert group to recommended the detailed methodology for the identification of families living below poverty line in the urban areas

This report titled, “Human Rights in India – Status Report 2012,” provided a general overview of the most critical human rights issues in India. It included: information gathered from the various consultations held across India from August to

Recent reform programmes for achieving "slum-free" cities, like the Basic Services for the Urban Poor, signal a new integrated approach to slum redevelopment that combines housing, infrastructure and land titling. The new policy paradigm speaks the language of inclusiveness and efficiency, but its outcome has been far from ideal.

By 2030, according to the projections of the United Nations (UN) Population Division, each of the major regions of the developing world will hold more urban than rural dwellers; by 2050 fully two-thirds of their inhabitants are likely to live in urban areas.