Survivors rescued 2 days after Taiwan quake

Tainan: Two survivors one found shielded under the body of her husband were pulled out alive from...... Read More >>

Four killed in explosion, bodies beyond recognition

Hyderabad: Four workers were killed today and another injured in an explosion in a reactor at a...... Read More >>

Actor Kamal proposes acceptance over tolerance

Boston: Refusing to wade into the intolerance debate, noted actor Kamal Haasan said that he was...... Read More >>

26/11 case: Headley deposes before Mumbai court

Mumbai: Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley today deposed before a court here via video...... Read More >>

Ratan Tata invests in B2B marketplace Moglix

New Delhi: Leading industrialist Ratan Tata has invested in Moglix, an e-commerce company...... Read More >>



18.78 million urban housing shortage in country

Thursday, 10 July 2014

New Delhi: The urban housing shortage in the country was estimated at 18.78 million in 2012, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Out of the total urban housing shortage of 18.78 million, 10.55 million was in economically weaker section category, 7.41 million in lower income groups category and the remaining 0.82 million in the middle and above category, Urban Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu said in a written reply to a question in the House.

The government has set a target of providing housing for all by 2022, Naidu said. The Government has constituted a technical group on estimation of urban housing shortage of the country for the 12th Five-year Plan.

He said the government had launched the JNNURM in December 2005 for assisting state governments in providing housing and basic civic services like water, sanitation to urban poor under the integrated housing and slum development programme.

JNNURM has been extended up to March 2015 for completion of projects sanctioned up to March 2012. He said the government has also launched Rajiv Awas Yojana in June 2011 for providing housing facility under the scheme.


Today's E-Paper