Affordable Housing: Policy and Practice in India

IIMB Management Review, Volume 27, Issue 2, June 2015, Pages 129-140, ISSN 0970-3896

12 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2015

See all articles by Kalpana Gopalan

Kalpana Gopalan

Government of India, Indian Administrative Service; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Indian Institute of Science Bangalore; Institute of Social & Economic Change; Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement; National Institute of Urban Affairs; Kuvempu University

Madalasa Venkataraman

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore - Century Real Estate Research Initiative

Date Written: March 15, 2015

Abstract

Affordable housing is a problem that many countries are taking stock of, world over. In India, the problem is much more stark with an estimated shortage of around 18 million houses, with 99% of this in the economically weaker sections of society. This paper sets out the definitions of affordable housing in India and across the world; the issues with the various definitions of affordable housing; the institutions and agencies responsible for formulating and implementing affordable housing policies in the state; the opportunities and challenges in affordable housing as well as a discussion on learnings from international experience in this sector.

Keywords: Affordable housing, Public policy, Stakeholder participation, State subsidies, Low-income housing, India

JEL Classification: R11, R13, R31, R52

Suggested Citation

Gopalan, Kalpana and Venkataraman, Madalasa, Affordable Housing: Policy and Practice in India (March 15, 2015). IIMB Management Review, Volume 27, Issue 2, June 2015, Pages 129-140, ISSN 0970-3896, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2635478

Kalpana Gopalan (Contact Author)

Government of India, Indian Administrative Service ( email )

Bangalore
India

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Bangalore
India

Institute of Social & Economic Change

Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road
Nagarabhavi
Bangalore, 560072
India

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

Mysore
India

National Institute of Urban Affairs ( email )

India Habitat Centre, 1st floor
Core 4B, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, 110003
India

Kuvempu University ( email )

Shimoga Dist.
Shankaraghatta, Karnataka 577 451
India

Madalasa Venkataraman

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore - Century Real Estate Research Initiative ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

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