IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chandra Sabnani, Madhuwanti Latkar, Utpal Sharma
This paper cites relevant provisions in the National Housing Policies, where the thrust is clearly on Housing for the Urban Poor, along with the inclusion of research outcomes in the area of alternative materials and technology in order to lower construction costs. The intention has been Affordable Housing for all, hence the policies create room for standardization of building components, to facilitate ease and speed of construction. All Government instruments appear to be in place for receiving innovation; As a spin off to the space created for action research showcasing alternative low cost solutions to the acute housing shortages on account of non affordability, the research focus needs to shift to identification of obstacles that exist in the mobilization, implementation, and transformation of the intent and content of the policies in to a working reality. It is the action that has to follow the policy formulation that needs to be detailed out, if one is serious about the policies in the first place.