July 17, 2020
The affordable housing sector in India has been transforming with the use of alternative materials and construction technologies. It is yet to inculcate the values of environmental and energy performance and thermal comfort for all, bogged down by a widening affordability gap, increased cost of construction and a slowing economy. COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has added to these challenges.
But this time of adversity is also a time of opportunity—to revamp the sector substantially so that we can bring it towards ‘green’ performance. A robust fiscal strategy can be the game changer.