Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Housing

Family of 4 in Telangana forced to live in toilet for 2 years after house collapsed in rains

Sujatha’s family has had to place a slab over Indian-style commode to cook food. Village panchayat is building her a new house next to toilet soon.

Rental housing in India is so broken, tenants and landlords are even teaming up in Delhi

Cases like Najma vs Govt. of NCT Of Delhi at the Delhi High Court make it quite clear that housing and social protection policies need urgent intervention.

Indians took loans for houses & cars through pandemic, but not for education, RBI data shows

Bank credit data between March 2020 and May 2021 shows overall loans given by banks decelerated in the second wave. But personal loans grew in double digits.

Rent, security, maintenance — what could change for tenant & landlord under Model Tenancy Act

With a total of 47 sections and two schedules, the Model Tenancy Act proposes completely overhauling the legal framework of rental housing across the country. 

That dream home is still a dream as state govts & civic bodies have to catch up with Centre

If the housing sector is properly managed, it could become the bedrock of the economy — driving not just finance but demand for a range of products and services.

Cabinet clears Model Tenancy Act to encourage renting out vacant properties

Act proposes rent & duration of tenancy will be fixed by mutual consent between owner, tenant through written agreement. Model law, though, is not binding on states.

Faster, cheaper, and high-quality — these 3 countries are embracing 3D printed homes

By 2030, three billion people will need improved housing. That means building 96,000 new homes every day, according to UN Habitat.

Mumbai residential prices seen falling after Uddhav govt slashes taxes for a year

The move will likely bring down development costs for builders and result in lower home prices for buyers in addition to boosting stocks of realty developers.

Modi govt announces Rs 2.6 lakh cr stimulus package ahead of Diwali to boost jobs, housing

New measures include Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana and tripling allocation for PM’s housing scheme. India’s overall Covid economic package is Rs 30 lakh cr.

With Pujo looming, Kolkata’s housing complexes are Covid time bombs

Covid management is near collapse in most residential societies. With Mamata Banerjee govt washing its hands off, things can only get worse in the festive season.

On Camera


TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

Fed’s hawkish pivot sends sovereign yields soaring to highs across Asia, Australia, NZ

With growing expectations that the Fed stance will spur rapid tightening from central banks all over, yields rose across regions including in Asia.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.