Over 15 lakh houses for urban poor to be built: PM

Noting that rapid urbanisation has led to the problem of growing slums in cities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the Centre plans to construct over 15 lakh houses for the urban poor.

Maha govt mulls policy to make slum dwellers pay housing cost

Concerned over the loss the state exchequer may suffer due to allocating free houses to slum dwellers till 2000, the Maharashtra government is mulling over framing a policy whereby the slum dwellers will have to pay for the cost of housing.