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Roof above the head : Qualitative assessment of rural housing in India

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  • Shashanka Bhide

    (National Council for Applied Economic Research)

  • D.B. Gupta
  • Tarujyoti Buragohain
  • D.V. Sethi
  • Shailender Kumar
  • S.K. Bathla

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The development of rural housing in a manner that results in adequate, quality shelter for inhabitants of Mahatma Gandhi’s “real India” is a challenge before the nation. What are the issues confronting rural housing development in India? The litany of its woes is endless. At first impression, rural housing is vulnerable to weaknesses in the delivery system for housing materials and services. Gradually, it dawns on the observer that the sector is deeply affected by the infrastructure deficit – roads, electricity supply, drinking water and sanitation. It has been bypassed by the numerous economic revolutions that have made India a vibrant economic superpower. For instance housing finance, which played a key role in the urban housing explosion, is conspicuous by its absence in the rural setting. Additionally, the limited mobility of rural households, the lack of vibrancy in the market for village properties and the marked volatility in agricultural incomes combine to dampen the prospects of this nebulous sector.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Development Economics Working Papers with number 23073.

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Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Handle: RePEc:eab:develo:23073

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