Data Tales


‘Housing’ v. ‘houses’: why small towns are worse off

By on February 26th 2021

India’s urban landscape is dotted with a diversity of urban areas, where large metros like Delhi or Mumbai co-exist alongside a dense network of small towns. While house-building across the urban spectrum was significant and was equally high in all tiers of cities and towns over the past decade, the leap from houses to housing (viz. access to basic amenities) was not similarly universal over the same period.

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Overview of urban house ownership in India

By on February 19th 2021

The pattern of house ownership in India varies significantly between rural and urban areas. As against 95% in rural areas, only 69% of the total households in India own houses. This pattern is not surprising as a large share of the total urban population are migrants. This note provides an overview of the house ownership in urban India.

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How social marginalisation impacts the quality of life in cities

By on February 9th 2021

Owning a house is a dream shared by many Indians. This dream is mediated by several realities, including social status. What does it mean to own a house for members of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), historically marginalised sections of society?

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Distribution of PMAY-U houses in city sizes across states

By on January 5th 2021

What does PMAY-Urban data about sanctioned houses tell us about state policies with regard to adopting different verticals of the program across city sizes?

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Large metros take varied approaches to PMAY-U

By on December 14th 2020

A comparison of the top 6 metropolitan cities shows considerable variations in their approach to PMAY-U.

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Flats are increasingly popular housing choices

By on August 21st 2020

Flats, where multiple households live in the same structure, are increasingly popular and not just in large cities in India. What does the data tell us about the implications of this rising trend?

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PMAY: Variations across city size categories

By on July 24th 2020

What does project sanctions data tell us about how the PMAY Urban is faring in small, medium and large cities?

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PMAY (Urban) lags behind rural counterpart

By on July 9th 2020

Neither the physical and financial progress of the urban component of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna have fared as as well as the PMAY-Grameen, which focuses on housing in rural India.

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PMAY delivery shows little variation

By on May 22nd 2020

BLC dominates and only a handful of states show variations in the the verticals adopted under PMAY

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