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Budget 2015: Accord infrastructure status to housing finance industry

Feb 24, 2015

Budget 2015: Accord infrastructure status to housing finance industry

The government could hasten the development of the nascent low-cost housing industry and specific satellite townships by providing tax incentives, says Edelweiss Housing Finance Limited president Anil Kothuri. #Low-Cost Housing #Stamp duty #Budget2015 #Real Estate Budget 2015 #tax and financial sector reform #housing and infrastructure #Housing Finance Industry #long-term funds #Repo/Reverse repo window #satellite townships
Time magazine names 28-year-old Indian architect Alok Shetty among 'Leaders of tomorrow'

Sep 20, 2014

Time magazine names 28-year-old Indian architect Alok Shetty among 'Leaders of tomorrow'

Shetty, working with the Bangalore-based nonprofit Parinaam Foundation, is designing homes for hundreds of slum dwellers whose makeshift houses flood during the heavy rains and become breeding grounds for diseases like malaria. #ThingsWeLike #Time magazine #Low-Cost Housing #Alok Shetty #Leaders of tomorrow #Global leaders #Flood proof housing
With Rs 4000 cr set aside for low-cost housing, Jaitley is at his populist best

Jul 10, 2014

With Rs 4000 cr set aside for low-cost housing, Jaitley is at his populist best

Jaitley has set aside Rs. 4000 crore for low-cost housing routed through the National Housing Bank, and has extended additional tax incentive on housing loans. #Economy #India #Finance #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Low-Cost Housing #Budget 2014 #populist #4000 crore
Hundreds rush to Mantralaya following rumour of housing scheme

Feb 05, 2014

Hundreds rush to Mantralaya following rumour of housing scheme

Hundreds of people from Mumbai and adjoining areas have been thronging Mantralaya to submit forms for a low-cost housing scheme. #India #Mumbai #Low-Cost Housing #Prithviraj Chavan #OnlyInIndia #Maharashtra #Rumour
Man-animal conflict Stop testing Indias traditional tolerance for wildlife

Sep 23, 2013

Man-animal conflict Stop testing Indias traditional tolerance for wildlife

Conservation takes the tolerance of the rural poor for granted as only 1 out of 8 households gets any compensation for losing crop to wildlife #HowThisWorks #India #Periyar #Low-Cost Housing #Tigers #livestock #Human-animal conflict #Wildlife Reserve #Leopards
RBI eases overseas loan rules for low-cost housing

Jun 25, 2013

RBI eases overseas loan rules for low-cost housing

The Reserve Bank of India has made it easier for property developers to access foreign money in an effort to spur low-cost housing projects, such as slum rehabilitation. The RBI has extended the limit of $1 billion that can be borrowed through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) scheme to the 2014-2015 financial year from this year. #Low-Cost Housing #PolicyWatch #ECB #Real estate
14,000 EWS flats lie vacant for 5 years in Delhi

May 02, 2013

14,000 EWS flats lie vacant for 5 years in Delhi

Five years ago, the Delhi government completed the construction of 14,000 houses meant for the economically weaker sections of the society. Today, the flats are still empty and show signs of wear and tear without any power or water supply facility in the complex. #CAG #New Delhi #NumberCrunching #Low-Cost Housing #Real estate #EWS #s
Why the Urban Housing Fund will not work

Apr 17, 2013

Why the Urban Housing Fund will not work

About 85 percent of the Rs 20 lakh home loan, will have to be paid through monthly installments. A quick number crunch shows that this leaves out the 96 percent of those who need the homes. #HowThisWorks #P. Chidambaram #Low-Cost Housing #urban housing
Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Dec 19, 2012

Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Taking cues from its Ghar Nu Ghar affordable housing scheme for women in Gujarat that saw nearly 28 lakh women sign up, is now cashing in on the need for affordable housing in the run-up to the general elections in 2014. #HowThisWorks #Low-Cost Housing #Ajay Maken #Housing #urban poor