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Low-cost housing in India hits a wall

A slum beside highrise buildings in Mumbai. In the world's second most populous country, there is an estimated shortage of about 20 million homes in urban areas.


SUSTAINABLE, low-cost homes must become the default option for builders and buyers amid increasing pressure on land and the environment, according to a leading architect in India, which has among the most densely populated cities on the planet.

While affordable housing is...

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