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“Affordable Housing for All” is not just about providing shelter; By ensuring that everyone has access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, India can create a more equitable and thriving society. Discuss.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

4. “Affordable Housing for All” is not just about providing shelter; By ensuring that everyone has access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, India can create a more equitable and thriving society. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses a scheme aimed at assisting urban poor individuals in constructing houses in cities, emphasizing the significance of affordable housing for vulnerable urban populations.

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about significance “Affordable Housing for All” in the economic development and well-being of India.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define what is meant by housing for all.

Body:

Firstly, discuss in what way Food, cloth and housing are the basic necessities of any individual. How Affordable housing improves well-being of an individual and a country.

Next, elucidate on how Affordable housing helps in human development, how it helps in Economic Development.

Next, write about the mechanisms available from the government side for the same and what are the challenges involved in the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.