The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) invite you to a digital workshop on:
Ambiguities around the policy language of affordable housing in India
Speaker: Manav Khaire, PhD candidate, Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay
Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 3:45 PM IST onwards on Zoom.
About the Talk
Urban regions worldwide are grappling with policy problems related to housing affordability and the lack of affordable housing. In India, the house price to income (HPTI) ratio, already at double the normative standards before 2020, has further deteriorated during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last two decades, despite the persistent use of the term ‘affordable housing’ in the policy and media domains, the abstract and ambiguous nature of the concept of affordability has made it difficult to operationalise affordable housing policy. This talk will address the contestations around the term affordability and examine the current policy outcomes of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All (Urban) Mission (PMAY–U). The evidence suggests that the issue of urban housing affordability has been inadequately addressed in policy and required further deliberation and response.
About the Speaker
Manav Khaire is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay. His research interests include housing, urbanization, and the financialization of social policy. He uses policy analysis methods such as comparative policy analysis and policy frame analysis, among others, to analyze urban policy issues. His current research focuses on the housing affordability issues in urban India and their implications on low-income households.
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