Housing Schemes, Elite and Capture of Benefits
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In Karnataka, the state and central governments provide support to poor households to have their own houses under three programmes, namely, Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), Rural Ashraya (Basava) Housing Programme and Dr. Ambedkar Housing Scheme. Since Ashraya (Basava) programme has been subsequently renamed as Basava programme, we will henceforth refer to this as Ashraya (Basava). In addition, there are schemes that provide housing benefits to those residing in urban areas or those that provide only house sites. The focus in this chapter is only on the three rural housing schemes.
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