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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: The arithmetics of housing for all

In 2014, GoI set out to improve housing conditions for the urban poor, and launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), a housing for all (HFA) by 2022 scheme.

Burgeoning Indian cities need infrastructure development to keep pace with growth

Cities are, in many ways, the future of India. The number of metropolitan cities with a population higher than one million jumped from 35 in 2001 to 50 in 2011, and is expected to reach 87 by 2031.

    Urbanisation, Migration and Transport

    Social Housing

    New research on costs and benefits from housing policies is written by Amitabh Kundu, Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries and Arjun Kumar, Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Development. Kundu examines three important policy interventions: Beneficiary-led Construction (BLC); the Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) scheme; and In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR).

    Urban Infrastructure

    Research by Parijat Dey of IL&FS examines three interventions which could support the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.  This paper conducts a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of three urban interventions aimed at providing: 24x7 piped water supply, 100 percent coverage for sewage and wastewater treatment, and 100 percent management of solid waste (collection, transportation and treatment).

    Public Transport

    Written by Parijat Dey, Senior Manager, IL&FS, and Ankush Malhotra, Vice President, UMTC this paper examines 2 key interventions to examine public transportation in Andhra Pradesh: (1) Urban metro rail system and (2) Elevated bus line system.

    Sector Expert Consultation

    On 27th Sept 2017, the sector expert consultation on Urbanisation was held at Hotel DV Manor, Vijayawada. A total of  11 experts participated in the consultation. The consultation included experts from Government agencies like Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC); Andhra Pradesh State Institute of Rural Development (APSIRD), Commissioner and District Management Authority (CDMA) bilateral agencies like UNDP; NGO’s working in the Urbanisation Sector like  Maruti Mahila Society (MMS);  Catholic Health Association of Andhra Pradesh (CHAAP), SEEDS and independent consultants working in this area in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to improve urbanisation, migration, and transport in Andhra Pradesh compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.