HOUSING: Small hike in outlay for flagship housing scheme; nothing for urban housing.

In spite of all the talk of helping the aam aadmi, the outlay under the Indira Aawas Yojana (IAY) for the rural poor in 2009-10 is more or less the same as in 2008-09 (revised estimate). While the central plan outlay in 2008-09 was Rs 7,919 crore, the amount budgeted for 2009-10 is Rs 7,920 crore.