Housing is one of the basic requirements for the survival of human beings. Ownership of a house provides an economic security and social status of a citizen in the society. The identity and social recognition associated with ownership of a house provides an individual with immense confidence to get involved in many social activities. Stable, affordable and accessible housing is directly and indirectly linked to human wellbeing. Around one third of the human population in urban as well as rural areas in the country is deprived of adequate housing facilities. rnRajiv Awas Yojana envisages a "Slum Free India" with inclusive and equitable cities in which every citizen has access to basic civic infrastructure and social amenities and decent shelter. The information on this scheme is provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. You can find details of this Mission, its objectives, and other activities to develop infrastructure in slums.rnA Standing Committee on Urban Development has noted that the UPA’s housing programme, the Rajiv Awas Yojana failed to take off due to lack of planning. The Modi government has promised Housing for all by 2022, relaunching the programme under the Sardar Patel National Mission for Urban Housing.