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Sinha, Nikhilesh
Dastur, Shahen
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52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path", 21-25 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia
This paper examines the role that the private sector can play in the creation of low-cost housing stock in India. We use theoretical and empirical evidence to establish the optimality of locating low-cost housing projects in peri-urban areas, and illustrate this with a case study of a successful low-cost housing project in Shapar-Veraval district in Gujarat. We conclude by suggesting that an infrastructure subsidy for low-cost developments in peri-urban locations may spur investment and additionally make housing more accessible to low-income groups.
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