on urban rental housing will soon come up before the Union Cabinet
for approval, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu
said on Thursday.
aims at meeting the growing housing needs of migrants, students, single working women and others, he said.
"We have formulated a National Urban Rental Housing Policy
2017 which will come up soon before the Union Cabinet
for approval. The consultation process is over and the draft is ready," Naidu told a press conference in New Delhi.
assumes significance as 30 per cent of the urban population lives in rental accommodation and one-third of urbanisation is driven by migration.
On the other side, according to the 2011 census, over 11 million houses were lying vacant.
"We are keen on promoting a rental housing stock through the social rental housing with government support and market- driven rental housing without direct government support," Naidu said, without elaborating any further.
The Minister said the policy
would also supplement the Centre's 'Housing for All' by 2022 mission.