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
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).
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).
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.