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Affordable rental housing for the urban seasonal migrants in India
Oct 05, 2020

Affordable rental housing for the urban seasonal migrants in India

While there exists a weak and broken ecosystem of affordable rental housing, there is no ecosystem for seasonal urban migrants.

Dharavi redevelopment could create new paradigms in social housing
Jul 18, 2020

Dharavi redevelopment could create new paradigms in social housing

The complexity of Mumbai’s geography along with its bursting population has created lopsided informalities that the city needs to reconsider.

Has PMAY-U succeeded in providing affordable housing?
Aug 08, 2022

Has PMAY-U succeeded in providing affordable housing?

Although the scheme has ensured housing supply to millions of households, a focused approach is necessary to address the challenges of slum redevelopm

How Fares the PMAY (U)? Taking Stock of India’s National Housing Programme
May 12, 2022

How Fares the PMAY (U)? Taking Stock of India’s National Housing Programme

Across India’s burgeoning cities, the supply of affordable homes is highly inadequate to keep pace with the growing need; as a result, slums and other informally built areas, where living conditions are extremely poor, have grown. In 2015 the Indian government implemented a national housing programme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban) or PMAY (U) to bridge the gap in affordable housing. This report evaluates the progress of PMAY (U), and finds

India’s Enduring Urban Housing Shortage: The Case for Upgrading Informal Settlements
Jul 23, 2023

India’s Enduring Urban Housing Shortage: The Case for Upgrading Informal Settlements

In 2015, the Indian government launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) as a response to the perennial challenge of shortage in urban housing. As of June 2021, 11.2 million houses have been sanctioned under PMAY-U, of which 4.8 million have been completed. However, various analyses indicate that PMAY-U dwellings may be insufficient in quantity, and that some of them may be either unaffordable or unviable for those who need them the

Is the Indian Housing Finance Industry Keeping Pace with Changing Demographics?
Aug 23, 2023

Is the Indian Housing Finance Industry Keeping Pace with Changing Demographics?

Besides a life insurance policy, a piece of land or a house is the first large investment that every Indian makes--sometimes, nowadays, as early as at 25 years of age. Against the backdrop of this changing psyche of the Indian consumer, this Issue Brief analyses the Indian demographics and how, correspondingly, the housing finance sector has evolved.

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Affordable and Liveable Housing for the Migrants and Urban Poor
Jul 25, 2013

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Affordable and Liveable Housing for the Migrants and Urban Poor

The demand for basic needs has outpaced supply in many cities of the world. This fact is observed in the urban housing sector. High economic growth along with urbanisation has created a huge demand for housing, and according to recent estimates, there is a massive shortage of dwelling units in many urban areas of the world.

Reviewing India's Non-Ownership Housing Scheme
Sep 30, 2022

Reviewing India's Non-Ownership Housing Scheme

There is a need to provide access to safe and affordable rental housing complexes in urban areas to economically weaker sections of society.

Urban Rental Housing in India: Towards ‘Housing For All’
Dec 08, 2020

Urban Rental Housing in India: Towards ‘Housing For All’

Indian cities have long struggled with the challenge of inadequate housing amidst rapid urbanisation and worsening urban poverty. Government policies have failed to fill the gap, focused as they are on ownership housing alone and neglecting rental housing. The 2015 draft National Urban Rental Housing Policy and 2019 draft Model Tenancy Act aim to rectify this situation. For these policies to be successful, however—and for India to realise its g

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

Can Modi turn slogans into concrete actions?
Aug 14, 2014

Can Modi turn slogans into concrete actions?

All that the government has to do is to focus on providing basic goods -- high quality primary education and healthcare, toilets and housing for all. When there is so much money in India in private and public hands, why is it taking so long for the government to do something to change the lives of millions of people?

Can we reverse migratory flows to urban centres?
Nov 20, 2013

Can we reverse migratory flows to urban centres?

In China, villages have the same facilities in housing, water, drainage, medical care as in towns. If the government of India wishes to reduce the migratory flows, then each village has to be transformed to a small town ? at least in infrastructure.

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai
Nov 27, 2021

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai

Mumbai’s history and location make it the ideal candidate for becoming 21st century India’s hub of trade, connectivity and security  

Challenges of urbanisation in Africa
Jun 13, 2019

Challenges of urbanisation in Africa

If Africa’s development is handled wisely, it can bring about unprecedented transformation in the continent.

Chennai building collapse exposes unscientific methods of construction
Jul 05, 2014

Chennai building collapse exposes unscientific methods of construction

The collapse of an under-construction 11-storey building in Chennai which claimed 42 lives should serve as a wake-up call for the housing sector to have a regulatory mechanism for the construction industry.

Chennai building collapse exposes unscientific methods of construction
Jul 05, 2014

Chennai building collapse exposes unscientific methods of construction

The collapse of an under-construction 11-storey building in Chennai which claimed 42 lives should serve as a wake-up call for the housing sector to have a regulatory mechanism for the construction industry.

China's urban transformation strategy
Jun 20, 2018

China's urban transformation strategy

The appraisal of select aspects of China’s urbanisation strategy and the progress in implementation indicate a massive urban transformation.

Decarbonising Cities: The 2021 post-pandemic resilience mantra
Dec 22, 2020

Decarbonising Cities: The 2021 post-pandemic resilience mantra

Creating low carbon cities calls for a paradigm shift in government policies related to the built environment, particularly pertaining to land use, ho

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation
Feb 01, 2024

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation

Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide benefits such as flood control, water purification, and biodiversity conservation. In India, however, wetlands are threatened by pollution, encroachment, and rampant real estate development. This brief assesses the East Kolkata Wetlands to illustrate the challenges of preserving urban wetlands in India. It also presents recommendations to establish more comprehensive wetlands management and conservat

How is urban poverty different from rural?
Nov 25, 2020

How is urban poverty different from rural?

The past practice of seeing all poverty in a rural light and applying rural solutions in urban conditions will not yield the expected results.

How to speed up urbanisation
Mar 16, 2020

How to speed up urbanisation

Reckless urbanisation that does not provide for quality of life to the citizens may be counterproductive for the desired levels of growth.

Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies
Oct 02, 2021

Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies

There is a need to move beyond empowerment towards improving the ability of urban women to join and remain in the workforce

India’s urban reality
Sep 09, 2019

India’s urban reality

Unless India takes up urban planning with the seriousness it deserves, the future of some of the mega projects of the incumbent government such as the

Informal migrants in maximum city
Apr 21, 2020

Informal migrants in maximum city

Why have the informal workers not been able to form a pressure group, or demand for better rights to housing or living in Mumbai?

Is India losing its shine?
Apr 17, 2012

Is India losing its shine?

India will never lose its allure in some ways because of its unique culture and warmth. But on other fronts, India is slipping especially if it does not care about giving an equal opportunity to all its citizens for a better life -- like good rural roads, affordable housing, clean drinking water, food, sanitation, education and health services.

Making cities more inclusive
Apr 27, 2023

Making cities more inclusive

City planning and development agencies must take steps to resolve problems faced by vulnerable urban populations

Mumbai - A city of maximum contrasts
Jan 03, 2012

Mumbai - A city of maximum contrasts

For long we have been fed lies. Mumbai has no scarcity of houses and the key to the truth lies in using digital technology to unlock the city's housing potential.

National budget 2024-25 from the urban perspective
Feb 06, 2024

National budget 2024-25 from the urban perspective

Under the Interim Budget, the Financial Minister has outlined a few schemes for urban development, but a more comprehensive budget would be required f

Participatory planning: The catalyst for building sustainable cities
Jul 06, 2022

Participatory planning: The catalyst for building sustainable cities

India can emulate other global models by including all the stakeholders in the decision-making process to develop resilient urban cities.

PMAY-U यशस्वी झाले आहे का?
Apr 30, 2023

PMAY-U यशस्वी झाले आहे का?

या योजनेने लाखो कुटुंबांना घरांचा पुरवठा सुनिश्चित केल�

Putting women front and centre of India’s green recovery process
Apr 23, 2021

Putting women front and centre of India’s green recovery process

While gender has been increasingly factored into international climate policy, progress in India has been slow.

Reimagine cities, rethink urban policymaking, realign its purpose
Jan 28, 2021

Reimagine cities, rethink urban policymaking, realign its purpose

It is about recognising that while cities offer economic opportunities to millions, they come with poor and overcrowded housing, lack of safe water an

Senior citizens, cities and city planning
May 22, 2019

Senior citizens, cities and city planning

Cities have not adopted land use, zoning and fiscal policies that encourage and support development tailored to meet the housing and healthcare needs

Singapore’s school management policy during COVID-19
Sep 14, 2021

Singapore’s school management policy during COVID-19

Singapore’s predominantly state-based school system and agile policymaking ensure minimal impact of the pandemic on its children

Speeding up Bihar’s urbanisation
Jul 19, 2022

Speeding up Bihar’s urbanisation

Both the state government and the Central government would need to adopt more concrete measures to rectify the downtrend witnessed in Bihar’s urbani

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India
Jun 20, 2023

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India

The unending densification of cities rob all the initiatives from making a visible positive impact

The case for green buildings in India
Nov 27, 2020

The case for green buildings in India

Green buildings can become a strong driver of economic growth and the prerogative to “build back better.”

The Centre needs to rethink the PMAY-G scheme
Aug 09, 2022

The Centre needs to rethink the PMAY-G scheme

The scheme, which aims to provide universal access to decent housing in rural areas, is lagging in terms of its targets.

The impact of a shrinking population on China’s economic heft
Feb 01, 2023

The impact of a shrinking population on China’s economic heft

China’s declining population does have positive implications but it needs to be offset by the increasing productivity of the existing workforce

The Impossible Recovery
Jul 13, 2011

The Impossible Recovery

It seems like the stakeholders in the U.S economic debate are tired with all the "economic pornography" - with all the apocalyptic warnings about debt ceilings, trade deficits, faltering housing recoveries and stubborn unemployment, and are waiting for externally created solutions.

The menace of building collapses in urban India
Oct 05, 2020

The menace of building collapses in urban India

Solutions to the problem are pretty obvious. The first step is to set the policy right. Governments have to begin by scrapping the rent laws as they s

Union Budget 2023-24: Allocations for India’s urban sector
Mar 15, 2023

Union Budget 2023-24: Allocations for India’s urban sector

The highest allocations being given to the housing and transport sectors indicates that the government’s priority during 2023-24 is to provide shelt