India will face shortage of 28 million affordable houses by 2010:Stating that the country would face shortages of 28 million affordable houses by 2010, Rajya Sabha MP NK Singh today said that India needs a constitutional amendment to make the right to shelter a fundamental right.
Right to shelter should be embedded in a separate legislation as the problem is complex in view of the fact that housing is essentially a state subject, Singh said at the India Economic Summit here.
"The country should look for constitutional amendment for right to shelter as the scale of the problem is very large and is going to intensify. "We have a shortage of 24 million affordable houses which will touch 28 million mark by 2010," he said addressing a session on "The Affordable Housing Imperative."
"Unless and until constitutional amendment is made you cannot force states to do it," he said adding, affordable low cost housing is part of this government’s inclusive growth programme.
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