Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: Housing

Highway upgrade, droughts in one state affect housing demand in another, study shows

Researchers from Southern California and Manchester universities studied Census data to look at urban India's response to migration-induced housing demand.

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.

On Camera


The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.