Category Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies

Charting Urban India’s Budgetary Landscape: Interim Budget 2024 & Viksit Bharat @ 2047

Charting Urban India’s Budgetary Landscape: Interim Budget 2024 & Viksit Bharat @ 2047

Cities in India are envisioned as engines of growth. Any meaningful long-term vision for India would be incomplete without planning for the cities and quite rightly, urbanization is considered as one of the country’s top developmental challenges.
Vivid Metropolis Chronicles: Unveiling the 2024 Budget's Political Narrative in Himalayan Regions

Vivid Metropolis Chronicles: Unveiling the 2024 Budget’s Political Narrative in Himalayan Regions

In 2015, the Government of India launched its Smart Cities Mission, envisioned as the lighthouse of city development. With a total of 100 cities included in its proposal, this flagship programme received budgetary support and continued to dominate urban planning discussions.
Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

With rapid urbanization, the problem of housing shortages in Indian cities ~ especially for low income households ~ is expected to exacerbate. Based on 2011 census data, the Technical Group on Urban Housing Shortage, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), estimated the urban housing shortage during 2012- 2017 at 18.78 million. The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) Report of 2020 indicated an increase in urban housing shortages of 54 per cent amounting to 29 million in 2018.
Agroforestry Sustainable Food System Model for Small Farmers Developed by Dr. Parashram Patil

Agroforestry Sustainable Food System Model for Small Farmers Developed by Dr. Parashram Patil

The Indian agricultural economy is dominated by small and marginal farmers, it’s a challenge to generate sustainable income for those farmers. It demands innovations at farm gate considering available resource with them. Such one innovation is agroforestry sustainable food system model for small farmers. This model is helpful to small farmers to increase their farm income sustainably.