India Habitat III National Report 2016

National Report

Prepared in response to resolution 24/14 of the UN Habitat Governing Council, the India National Report presents an assessment of the country’s urban sector and its contemporary and emerging challenges and opportunities, and gives a brief account of the urban initiatives and a prospective vision for the new urban agenda. Chapter 1 provides an assessment of the urbanisation trends in India, focussing on how the trends are being shaped by domestic priorities and by factors driven by competition between cities for improved productivity and economic vibrancy. Chapters 2–4 outline the developments and challenges in the spheres of urban land and housing market, urban environment, infrastructure, and services. The governance and financing systems of cities are discussed in chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 7 gives an account of the urban initiatives and a perspective vision for the new urban agenda, affirming its commitment to the new international benchmarks as embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement on climate change.