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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 Gagan Nigam of IL&FS examines three interventions which could support the rapidly growing city of Udaipur in Rajasthan.  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).

    Sector Expert Consultation

    On 24th November 2017, a sector expert consultation was organized on ‘Transport, Urbanization and Migration’ at Amar Clark, Jaipur. The consultation was focused to identify the cross-sectoral issues in Rajasthan for Transport, Urbanization, and Migration sector. A total of 20 sector experts participated in the consultation.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

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