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Other considerations closely aligned to affordability include a basic level of qualityas well as accessibility to employment and services Indeedthe newest affordability measures in the US incorporate travel as well as housing costs India has the opportunity to leapfrog past earlier models to build sustainability features into new housing The US public sector makes little direct investment in housing Yetmultiple levels of go-vernment affect affordability At the national levelfewer than 1 per cent of housing units are owned by the federal government Several different types of rental subsidy programmes (including voucherstenant rental assistanceproject subsidiestax credits and bond financing) serve around 7 million households Some 150 million households have home ownership subsidised through mortgage interest tax credits which extends beyond needy households Two other layers of government affect the affordable housing picture State governments authorise local governments to regulate land use and may set requirements for housing provision at the local leveladminister some forms of federal subsidies and develop their own housing subsidy programmes In some caseslocal governments contribute to both the problem of affordable housing and its solutions The US model for affordable housing is a market modelwith actions of individuals and private and nonprofit builders modified by incentives and tax credits and state and local regulations Even the poorest household is not guaranteed an affordable home The results are mixed the quality of all housing has steadily risen over the past six decadesand much of the population is well housed Yet issues remain Estimates show over 600000 homeless in the US at any point in timeand more than one-fourth of all renters spend at least half of their income on housing In contrastSingapore has more universal housing assistance programmes The majority of new homes have been built by the public sector and are purchased by citizens using saving accounts drawn from salaries as down payments Resale restrictions allow some equity accumulation over timewith the expectation that at a later stagethe homeowner may chose to use some of the equity to move up to private housing or finance the costs of retirement Housing programmes take advantage of public ownership of land Compared to large emerging or developed economiesits simpler governmental status as well as government ownership of land make providing public sector housing a less complex process Yet it is particularly vulnerable to global pressures in the private housing market that raise prices above levels affordable by the local workforce Lessons and experiences borrowed from other countries can be of use to Indiabut must be tailored to the country sizeincome distribution and level of urbanisation In urban Indiahousing demand has increased from an expanding middle classas well as from the urban poor and rural migrants seeking income opportunities in the urban settingwho may be living on the streets or in informal settlements The high cost of land and new infrastructure in many citiesespecially compared to the incomes of those seeking housingmeans that the private sector can provide these units only with heavy subsidywhile the poorest may require still further assistance Yetthe institutional framework for implementing housing policy is both complex and relatively weak Land titles may be poorly documentedand overlapping government requirements from multiple jurisdictions and agencies may increase time to constructionland costsand otherwise impede efforts and raise the costs of adding new housing units Design of units and communities also needs to be tailored to match cost of production to the ability to pay Programmes that coordinate national and state goals and efforts while providing financial and operational resources to local government can help streamline new housing production India has the opportunity to leapfrog earlier models to build sustainability features into new housing This would involve not only multifamily structure and unit designbut also consideration of densitylocationand transportation facilities in affordable housing programmes Perhaps the biggest question is whether its institutions can also evolve to make such projects possible Cross-country experiences offer many lessons for affordable housing policy Firsta countrys definition of affordability is fluid and may evolve as the countrys economy advances Secondurbanisation becomes a tipping point for new types of housing demand and raises issues on the financing of both housing production and ownership Thirdnational governments may provide direction and resourcesbut ultimately the construction of affordable housing is likely to be implemented at the local level Fourtheffective housing policies generally address both supply and demand sides of the problemenabling the construction of affordable units that market forces are not producingwhile levelling the cost of rent or ownership for families at the lower end of the income scale Fifthas urban areas increase in sizelocation becomes an increasingly important factor in defining housing availability Finallyaffordability problems may not disappear with affluenceespecially if rising incomes also bring a growing interest in preserving quality of life and if affluence does not bring a more equitable distribution of income The writer is senior regional economist and executive director for staff researchFisher Centre for Real Estate and Urban EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Delhi | Updated: May 6 2017 4:05 pm Majid Majidi film shooting is comes to an end cast and crew celebrate by cutting cake Related News Majid Majidi’s project Beyond The Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter Shahid Kapoor’s brother and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles The project has been in the spotlight since a look test was conducted to finalise the female lead role Especially since the artiste who gave the look test was none other than Deepika Padukone Of course official confirmation from the team about the female lead came when they had found Malavika Mohanan A source in the know of developments said to IANS “Majidi shot the last scene of the film with the lead cast in Mumbai over the last weekend Everyone on the set was very emotional as one of their life’s most cherished shoot came to an end where they got to see the cinematic god in action personally While shooting for the film everyday over the past few months everyone had grown close to each other like one big family” See | Team Beyond The Clouds Beyond The Clouds the shooting for which began in January features debutantes in the lead roles The film which covers the nuances of an adorable brother-sister relationship has been completely shot in India The entire cast and crew marked the occasion with an impromptu cake cutting ceremony with the legendary filmmaker Also read |Malavika Mohanan: Majid Majidi seemed far too distant An official spokesperson on behalf of Zee Studios and Eyecandy Films said: “The shoot of the film is complete and is ready to get into post-production” The music for the film will be scored by none other than AR Rahman Interestingly AR Rahman had received a fatwa in 2015 when he had worked with Majidi on Muhammad: Messenger of God For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by M Rajivlochan | Published: October 8 2012 1:11 am Related News Pratap Singh Kaironwhose birth anniversary was last weekfought corruption institutionally Corruption is not a new thing It has been dogging government in India for ages It generates universal condemnation even from those indulging in it without much being done by way of creating an institutional infrastructure to contain it One of the first individuals to actually fight corruption institutionally was the chief minister of PunjabSardar Pratap Singh Kairon His efforts at curtailing corruption through systematic interventions soon yielded results It also showed us the importance of structuralas contrasted with emotionalaction in curbing corruption By creating a specialised departmentvigilanceto investigate charges of corruptionhe ensured the public had a simple way of informing government of wrong-doings of civil servants Punjab in the years after Independence was in administrative chaos The entire edifice of the state government had been left behind in Lahore Insteadfrom Pakistan had come almost 6 million people in need of resettlement The property of those who had migrated to Pakistan needed to be documented and safeguarded That alone provided opportunities to do wrong Then there were the infrastructure projects that provided opportunities for siphoning off public monies Land consolidation required remapping of agricultural land and it was believed that a small monetary gift to revenue officers could ensure a superior adjustment While other governments were busy making tall moral statements about the need to maintain probityPunjab under Kairon had already begun to move forward to contain corruption The solution Kairon found was to establish a direct link with the people to know how they were being treated by government servants This was much like the present effort to display the name and phone number of the vigilance officer in each government department The big difference between then and now is that people then were still substantially in thrall of government servants It required a special effort on the part of Kairon to ensure people lost their fear His continuous and energetic travelling across the state and intermingling with workers from the field provided much needed inputs Kairon also built around him a phalanx of officers known for their probityefficiency and no-nonsense behaviour Such officers were also given considerable freedom to exercise their initiative When in May 1957the Central government instructed state governments to use merit as a criterion in appointing officers to the Selection GradeKairon promptly created an institutional structure to separate the chaff from the grainas it were Such actionshoweverearned Kairon the ill will of many government servants By 1955he had some 400 of them dismissed for serious malfeasance Some 8000 complaints were received during 1955-59 Of these4000 were found to be baseless Action was taken against some 2000 people of whom 592 were dismissed from service Such actions endeared Kairon to the public People voted for him They also heeded his call to ignore the communal agitations being forced on the state by the Akalisthe Jan Sangh and the communists Senior satraps from the Congressmoral do-gooders allfound themselves marginalised as Kairon expanded the Congress organisation Kairons detractors within his party now began to charge him with corruption Under Chaudhary Devi Lalthe detractors decided to be extraordinarily vocal A detailed investigation by the AICC allowed Nehru to exonerate Kairon in a longformal address to Rajya Sabha Never beforeor afterwould a prime minister of India exonerate one of his own thus When even this did not satisfy the detractorsNehru ordered an inquiry by Sudhi Ranjan Dasretired Chief Justice of India This much publicised inquiry took a few months to conclude that none of the charges against Kairon stood Yetit recommended Kairon be held guilty for his sons having independent businesses Dasbabu agreed there was no evidence of corruption Also that the sonsin their thirtieshad set up businesses entirely independently StillKaironcorruption fighter par excellencewas given a swipe of the tar brush Newspapers gleefully reported the matter Historians continued to believe in Kairons corruption Governments that followed benefited from the developmental path on which Kairon had put Punjab But not even a chowk is named after Kairon in Punjab Everyone seems to have conveniently forgotten the man of the peoplefighter against official malfeasance and the one who set Punjab on to a path of growth The writer is professor of historyPanjab UniversityChandigarh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 19 2017 1:17 pm Boman Irani appeared in Rajkumar Hirani’s debut film Munna Bhai MBBS and went on to collaborate with the director in films like Lage Raho Munnabhai 3 Idiots and PK Top News Actor Boman Irani is looking forward to the forthcoming Munnabhai film and says he will be after filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani if there is not any role for him in the movie The 57-year-old-actor appeared in Hirani’s debut film Munna Bhai MBBS and went on to collaborate with the director in films like Lage Raho Munnabhai 3 Idiots and PK Recently the director announced he would be making the third instalment of the Munnabhai series and Boman could not be more excited “I am looking forward to it too Circuit and Munna would be the automatic choice for the film not me The third character is always the floating fresh character There should be a character available for me but I would terrorise Rajkumar Hirani if there isn’t a character for me” Boman told “Right now he (Hirani) is busy with the Dutt biopic so once that finishes we go into Munnabhai space” he adds In the first part Boman played the role of Dr Asthana while in the second he was an unscrupulous businessman called Lucky Singh The actor has meanwhile lent his voice to the play ‘Gandhi-The Musical’ Boman has given voice to ‘The Raj’ which portrays the system that Mahatma Gandhi was constantly battling against Boman says it was the idea of portraying Gandhi’s life in a Broadway musical format which appealed to him “The format is more of a Broadway musical which is unique We are looking at his life from South Africa until the day he was assassinated The story is told through many different styles of music and drama” The actor who has a theatre background feels it is not necessary that an artist who is great on stage will be equally brilliant in cinema Also Read:Alia Bhatt: Dragon not a typical superherofilm “There are some actors who are fantastic on stage and not so great in cinema I don’t know why that is it could be the personality the approach to the acting craft But you are better off being a theatre actor that does cinema because you have more power and arsenal to be equipped to do movies “Sometimes it doesn’t quite translate A cinema actor may not be necessarily brilliant on stage The whole discipline is different” he says The English musical backed by NCPA and Silly Point Productions will be staged at NCPA from April 1 onwards For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBerne: AS Roma suffered amajorEuropean humiliation on Tuesday when they had two players sent off losing 3-0 at home to Porto and missed out on the Champions League group stage After drawing 1-1 in Portugal in the first leg of the play-off tie Roma started as favourites but never recovered after Felipe gave the visitors an eighth-minute lead They imploded completely when Daniele de Rossi and his replacement Emerson Palmieri were both shown straight red cards either side of half-time Porto and AS Roma players scuffle during their Champions League tie Reuters Monaco joined Porto in the Champions League afterbeating Villarreal 1-0 after a late penalty by Fabinho sealed a 3-1 aggregate win Legia Warsaw Celtic and Ludogorets Razgrad also qualified although none of them won on the night Ten-man Legia drew 1-1 at home with Irish part-timers Dundalk but progressed 3-1 on aggregate to become the first Polish side to reach the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition for 20 years Former European champions Celtic squeezed past Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-4 on aggregate despite a 2-0 loss in Israel while Ludogorets held Viktoria Plzen 2-2 away to secure a 4-2 aggregate win Roma became the third successive Serie A team and the sixth in the last eight seasons to lose in the play-off round leaving Italy with only two representatives —Juventus and Napoli —in Thursday’s group-stage draw Roma have had their fair share of recent European disasters after losing 6-1 to Barcelona last season and 7-1 at home to Bayern Munich two years ago but not even they could have imagined how Tuesday’s game would unfold Their initial confidence was shattered when Felipe headed Porto in front from Otavio’s cross but the real trouble began in the 39th minute when midfielder de Rossi was sent off for a high tackle on Maxi Pereira Amid angry Roma protests he was replaced by Palmieri who lasted only 11 minutes before he too was dismissed for a shocking lunge Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny also booked his place in the rogues’ gallery with a reckless charge out of his goal which allowed Miguel Layun to slot Porto’s second into an empty net? 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