Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicUrban Housing

Topic: Urban Housing

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.

4 challenges Model Tenancy Act must overcome to provide affordable housing

An enabling environment requires a supportive ecosystem, which the current version of Modi govt's Model Tenancy Act is unable to provide.

Migrant workers, students could get houses on rent for Rs 1,000/month under Modi govt plan

Modi govt to offer nearly 1 lakh vacant rental housing units built under UPA-era schemes like JNNURM, RAY to construction workers, labourers, students, among others.

Urban affairs ministry demands 4 times more funds for states to overcome losses due to GST

Ministry says with entertainment tax, advertisement tax and other such taxes subsumed into GST, some municipalities struggling to generate income.

Mumbai wants to go as high as Tokyo & New York but where’s the infrastructure on the ground?

Maharashtra govt to allow more growth on a given plot area, and let affordable housing be built in former No-Development Zones and salt pan land.

On Camera

YourTurn

Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai |

Why ‘buy now, pay later’ fad doesn’t sit well with RBI

The RBI wants every small-ticket loan to be a marriage officially solemnised in the church of banking. Its new guidelines stop nonbanks from loading digital wallets using credit lines.

‘Asia a great proxy for other markets’ — Netflix on fixing its subscription crisis

Streaming platform to curb spending, while maintaining investments in Asian market, producing local films and creating partnerships with wireless operators to reach potential customers.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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