Roof above the head : Qualitative assessment of rural housing in India
AbstractThe development of rural housing in a manner that results in adequate, quality shelter for inhabitants of Mahatma Gandhiâs âreal Indiaâ 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 â 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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- Bhide, Shashanka & Gupta, D.B. & Tarujyoti Buragohain & D.V. Sethi & Shailender Kumar & S.K. Bathla, 2009. "Roof above the head : A qualitative assessment of rural housing in India," Working Papers 101, National Council of Applied Economic Research.
- Shashanka Bhide & D.B. Gupta & Tarujyoti Buragohain & Shailender Kumar & S.K. Bathla, 2010. "Roof above the head - A qualitative assessment of rural housing in India," Working Papers id:2733, eSocialSciences.
- R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
- R28 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Government Policy
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