Has NDA-II addressed India’s housing challenge?
National Democratic Alliance has revamped the long-running Indira Awaas Yojana housing scheme but India remains a long way from Housing for All
The quality of housing is the most visible aspect of poverty. In India’s cities and villages, the poorest almost always live in makeshift or dilapidated homes, which can be bad for their health and hurt their productivity. Governments have long tried to address this through different housing policies, the latest being the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA’s) Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY). Comprising both an urban and a rural component, the policy seeks to provide quality “Housing for All" by 2022.