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India's richest state, Maharashtra, needs over $200 bn to house its poorest

Apr 23, 2015

India's richest state, Maharashtra, needs over $200 bn to house its poorest

Maharashtra, India's wealthiest and most urbanised state, needs more than $200 billion in fresh investment by 2022 if it is to solve a chronic shortage of affordable housing in its fast-growing cities, a report by consultants KPMG found. #Housing #Maharashtra #urban poor
What Rohit Shetty doesn't get: We need to have domestic slum tours

Sep 20, 2014

What Rohit Shetty doesn't get: We need to have domestic slum tours

A walk through a slum would be quite educative to the non-slum residents. The enormity of a struggle of a life in hovels comes alive. #Mumbai #CriticalPoint #Slums #Housing #Maharashtra #slum rehabilitation #Rohit Shetty #Real estate #slum dwellers #urban poor #Economic stratum
Poorest of poor in Indian villages survive on Rs 17 a day: Survey

Jun 20, 2013

Poorest of poor in Indian villages survive on Rs 17 a day: Survey

According to the data, which relates to 2011-12 (July-June), five per cent population on the bottom rung had an average monthly per capita expenditure (MCPE) of Rs 521.44 in rural areas and Rs 700.50 in urban areas. #India #Poverty #National Sample Survey Office #urban poor #Rural poor
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