Priyanka Kapoor takes a look at the primary policy intervention undertaken by the central govt.
As the affordable housing crisis in India peaks, Priyanka Kapoor takes a look at the primary policy intervention undertaken by the central government to combat this pressing urban issue. We are the second most populous nation in the world, set to surpass China by 2030. This boom in population is accompanied by an acute shortage of housing and related infrastructure, especially for low-income households. Consequently, numerous unauthorized settlements are sprouting up in and around Indian cities – the population of these settlements has been increasing at an alarming rate, particularly in large cities, where such developments comprise of 18-50% of the housing stock.