ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Housing Policy A Case of Subsidising the Rich

Samuel Paul THE "Garibi Hatao" slogan has built up substantial pressures in political, academic, and administrative circles to develop viable new approaches for uplifting the poorer sections of Indian society. The purpose of this paper is to emphasise that in this concern for new programmes, we should not neglect the impact of some of our existing major programmes on income distribution. One such programme is government financed housing which seems to provide subsidies, implicit and explicit, to different sections of society. It is argued below that an equitable and rational policy on housing subsidies is called for if Garibi Hatao is to be a meaningful programme.

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