- Affordable Housing Opportunities in Small Indian Cities- A Case study of Industrial Migrant   click here to open paper content100 kb
by    Ram, Kana | kgodha@gmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
What can be done to make housing more affordable in India?
Houses are the basic human need. It has been one of the priorities of the
Government of India (GOI) right from the First Five Year Plan till date.
Government has provided various fiscal incentives to promote housing on
both, the demand and supply side. Since independence, a large number of
schemes have been launched but target of affordable housing for all has not
been achieved. What can be done to make housing more affordable?
For the owner-occupied sector, lack of affordability is a problem for Lower
Income Groups (LIG) and Middle Income Group (MIG) in most of the cities of
the country. However, this paper shows that excessive affordability is not
a problem in small cities unlike metropolitanís cities. Till now the main
concerns are metropolitanís cities and this paper argue that small
cities are often neglected with respected to affordable housing. If we
ignore our fast growing small cities now, which are potential metropolitan
cities, then the future may become more critical in terms of providing
affordable housing to inhabitants of these cities. The Government is
concern on metropolitan cities as compared to small cities, which has to be
change for a balanced and sustainable future urban development.
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