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February 03, 2015

Government to Provide Rental Housing Facilities to Migrant Workers

As part of the Indian government's initiative to provide 'Housing for All', it is likely to push for provisions by local authorities for rental housing for migrant workers. The government says it was inspired by the "chawls" of Mumbai, which came up to cater to people migrating to Mumbai in the early 20th century on account of its successful cotton mill industries and overall economic growth.

This Times of India article says:

 

"Sources said the scheme got a go ahead from the expenditure finance committee (EFC) last week after the Prime Minister took a final presentation. "The rental housing scheme would be run by the local authorities including municipal bodies. There can be individual flats for families and dormitories like facilities for others. Such accommodation would be provided for a limited period, say 2-3 years," said a government source... The official said this will prove beneficial for people whose monthly earning would be up to Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000... The ministry has proposed allocation of Rs 6,000 crore for this purpose and is also exploring the public-private-partnership (PPP) model to build such complexes in a big scale across cities."

 

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