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IndiaUnheard: Indira Awaas Yojana obstructed by corruption

The Indira Awaas Yojana is India’s flagship housing scheme for the rural poor. An undertaking of mammoth proportions, the scheme aims to ensure that each ...
on Feb 26, 2014

Using Recycled Material to Create Affordable Green Homes

Instead of investing money into materials to create a sustainable and green homes, why not use the materials that are readily available to you - and most of...
on Sep 20, 2013

Affordable Housing: How affordable is it?

Urban India today is short of about 26.53 million housing units. With real estate players, social enterprises and the Government entering the fray in a big ...
on Aug 15, 2012

Aarusha Homes: 1800-rent-an-affordable-roof

They may be able to work in the big city, but can they live in it? From security guards to salespeople at snazzy retail outlets, fresh graduates and informa...
on Jul 8, 2012

Community engagement: United We Build

Community participation in public sector-led housing and service delivery for the urban poor can determine the success of these projects, says Sohini Sarkar...
on Dec 15, 2011

Amita Bhide: A house is more than four walls and a roof

Mostly, housing is conceived of in terms of a structure or built space. This view subsumes the human connection to the space. True, a house is shelter from ...
on Dec 15, 2011