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Thousands of Low-Cost Homes Empty in India Despite Urban Shortage

Tens of thousands of low-cost homes are lying empty across India even as officials race to meet a deadline to provide housing for everyone by 2022, which analysts say highlights critical shortcomings in government policy. About 164,000 low-cost homes built under previous plans are vacant, according to a housing ministry official. "There is a process to allot them, and that takes time," said the official, who asked not to be named, as he is not authorized to speak to the...

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