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Decline in below poverty line population: Govt

Government on Wednesday said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012.

Govt open to modify Real Estate Regulatory Bill if needed: Vyas

The government Friday said it would modify the Real Estate Regulatory Bill if necessary, and sought to allay fears of developers on the proposed law that aims to bring in transparency and protect home buyers.

Govt considering infrastructure status to housing sector

The Union government on Wednesday said that a proposal to assign infrastructure status to affordable housing sector is under consideration of an institutional mechanism constituted by the Finance Ministry.

Real Estate Bill consumer-friendly but not anti-industry: Vyas

Expressing hope that Parliament will pass the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill in its Monsoon Session, Housing and Urban Poverty alleviation (HUPA) minister Girija Vyas said that the legislation aims to protect consumer interest but was not against the industry.

Over two million houses for urban poor in next four years: Girija Vyas

Over two million houses will be constructed for the urban poor under schemes of the union housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry in the next four years, Minister Girija Vyas said here Monday.

Government committed to make India slum-free: Vyas

Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas Monday said the Centre is committed to make India a slum-free country, and the ambitious 'Rajiv Awas Yojana' has been brought in for the purpose.

Realtors bat for reforms, urge Girija Vyas to play ball

CREDAI wants the government to accord Industry Status to the sector.