Dialogue on: Model Tenancy Act, 2021: Towards an Inclusive Rental Housing Market

Dialogue on: Model Tenancy Act, 2021: Towards an Inclusive Rental Housing Market
Shilpa Kumar, Dinesh Kapila, Jayaprakash Padmanaban, Sriram Chitturi, KP Krishnan, Suruchi Suri, Arun Kumar Misra, Shaonlee Patranabis, Shalmoli Halder, Shubhagato Dasgupta
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-07-28 16:00:00 2021-07-28 17:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Dialogue on: Model Tenancy Act, 2021: Towards an Inclusive Rental Housing Market The Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research in partnership with the Property Rights Research Consortium (PRRC) and Omidyar Network India is pleased to invite you to a policy dialogue on: Model Tenancy Act, 2021: Towards an Inclusive Rental Housing Market   Speakers: Shilpa Kumar, Dinesh Kapila (TBC), Jayaprakash Padmanaban, Sriram Chitturi, KP Krishnan, Suruchi Suri, Arun Kumar Misra, Shaonlee Patranabis, Shalmoli Halder. Panel Moderator: Shubhagato Dasgupta Online via Zoom, Please register here. You can also watch the session live on CPR’s YouTube page. In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at sci-fi@cprindia.org. Agenda  Time  Thematic Areas  Speaker  16:00–16:05  Setting the Context  Anindita Mukherjee  Senior Researcher, CPR 16:05-16:10  Openi... Online via Zoom
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Model Tenancy Act, 2021: Towards an Inclusive Rental Housing Market
The Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research in partnership with the Property Rights Research Consortium (PRRC) and Omidyar Network India is pleased to invite you to a policy dialogue on: Model Tenancy Act, 2021: Towards an Inclusive Rental Housing Market
 
Speakers: Shilpa Kumar, Dinesh Kapila (TBC), Jayaprakash Padmanaban, Sriram Chitturi, KP Krishnan, Suruchi Suri, Arun Kumar Misra, Shaonlee Patranabis, Shalmoli Halder.
Panel Moderator: Shubhagato Dasgupta
Online via Zoom, Please register here. You can also watch the session live on CPR’s YouTube page.
In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at sci-fi@cprindia.org.

Agenda

 Time  Thematic Areas  Speaker
 16:00–16:05  Setting the Context  Anindita Mukherjee
 Senior Researcher, CPR
16:05-16:10  Opening Remarks  Shilpa Kumar
 Partner, Omidyar Network India
 16:10-16:25  Keynote Address  Dinesh Kapila
 Economic Advisor, Ministry of Housing   and Urban Affairs (tbc)
 16:25-16:40  Formulation and Implementation of  the  Tamil Nadu Tenancy Law, 2017:   Experience Sharing  Jayaprakash Padmanaban
 Partner, Fox Mandal and Associates,   Chennai
 16:40-17:55  Panel Discussion
 Moderated by: Shubhagato Dasgupta, Senior Fellow, CPR
   Panelists:

 Sriram Chitturi
 President, National Rental Association of India
 
 K.P. Krishnan
 IEPF Chair Professor,
 NCAER & Steering Committee Chair, PRRC
 
 Suruchi Suri
 Advocate, Delhi High Court
 
 Arun Kumar Misra
 Senior Advisor,
 International Solar Alliance & former Secretary,
 Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
 
 Shaonlee Patranabis
 PhD Candidate,
 London School of Economics & former Research Associate, CSEP
 
 Moderated Q&A

 17:55-18:00  Closing Remarks  Shalmoli Halder
 Analyst (Investments), Omidyar Network   India

About the Policy Dialogue
About one-third of the urban population resides in rental accommodation in India, 75% of which is provided informally. Rental housing is often the only option for low-income migrant workers and more vulnerable populations in cities, as it provides them with much-needed flexibility for mobility and financial investments. However, over the years, there has been an increasing disparity in the supply and demand of rental housing in urban areas.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic unveiled the gruesome hardships faced by the migrants and the urban poor, especially regarding access to safe and affordable rental housing. It brought the discourse around the need for the regulatory and legal framework for affordable rental housing to the forefront of India's housing policy. As the country charts its course for economic recovery from the pandemic, the recently approved Model Tenancy Act 2021 can potentially serve as an essential tool to provide inclusive rental housing to a large part of the urban population.

This policy dialogue aims to examine the provisions of the MTA, 2021 and discuss the implications of the new rental framework on various stakeholders across the States. Through this dialogue, we aim to initiate a discourse to deliberate upon the potential impediments towards effective implementation of the MTA and reflect on the potential solutions to address the same.

About Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI): Land, Planning and Housing (LPH)
The Land, Planning and Housing (LPH) initiative under the SCI-FI programme aims to deepen the understanding of the interrelated governance and sector-specific challenges in the land, housing and, planning in urban areas in India. The SCI-FI: LPH initiative envisages to inform multiple stakeholders, including the three tiers of the government, on demand-driven, sustainable, alternative, and scalable models for delivering and operationalizing housing, basic services, and property rights for the urban poor. The SCI-FI programme is nested at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) since 2013.

About PRRC
The Property Rights Research Consortium, funded by Omidyar Network India, brings together some of India's leading academic institutions and think-tanks such as the National Centre for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) and Finance Research Group among others to produce research on land and property rights in our country.

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