India's urban housing shortage is 18.78 million: Maken

Updated: March 25, 2013 20:03 IST

Union housing and poverty alleviation minister Ajay Maken has asserted that the country's urban housing shortage is 18.78 million. The minister also addressed the challenges in the generation of employment for poor in the country. Maken said his ministry would frame "Slum Upgradation Index" city wise and state wise for monitoring periodically the up gradation of slums in the country.

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