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    1. World Habitat Day

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  • The World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. This year it was observed on 2 October 2017.

  • The theme for 2017 was "Housing Policies: Affordable Homes."In 2016, the theme for World Habitat Day was "Housing at the Centre".

  • The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

  • It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

  • World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly, and was first celebrated in 1986.

  • Each year, World Habitat Day takes on a new theme to bring attention to UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote sustainable development policies that ensure adequate shelter for all.

  • This year’s World Habitat Day focuses on promoting all levels of government and all relevant stakeholders to reflect on how to implement concrete initiatives to ensure adequate and affordable housing in the context of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda at all levels, as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


[Also refer Yojana summary for the month of September for detailed analysis on housing scenario]

Housing in India varies significantly and can reflect the socio-economic mix of its vast population. In the last decade, there has been tremendous growth in the country’s housing sector, along with demographic changes, rise in income, growth in the number of nuclear families, and urbanisation.

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