‘Team India’ housing approach needed: Venkaiah Naidu

Navadha Pandey New Delhi | Updated on July 02, 2014

To achieve housing for all by the year 2022, ‘Team India’ approach is required with the States/Union Territories playing a pro-active role, Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Poverty Alleviation M.Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday.

“All options are being explored to meet the huge resource requirement in this regard and the Union Government would put in place an enabling policy environment to realise active participation of all stakeholders including banking and financial institutions,” Naidu said.

Housing shortage in urban areas is expected to rise to 300 lakh units in 2022 from the present about 190 lakh, the statement from the Ministry of Urban Development added.

People are keen about delivery of quality and assured services for which they are willing to pay and this needs to be factored in urban planning, the Minister said.

In his keynote address at the Workshop of Secretaries of Urban Development, Housing and Local Bodies of central and state/UT governments here, Naidu suggested a ‘preventive’ approach to address the issues of illegal constructions and encroachments through strict enforcement of transparency and accountability on the part of all concerned. To bridge the rural- urban divide, he suggested efficient ‘regional urban planning’ using appropriate technologies like GIS.


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Published on July 02, 2014
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