Innovative Approaches to Cost Effective Housing: A Case Study of Kudremala Slum, Mysore
B. Shankar

B. Shanka, Assoc. Prof., Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, Mysore.
Manuscript received on 30 January 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 February 2015 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2015 | PP: 25-28 | Volume-4 Issue-9, February 2015 | Retrieval Number: I1973024915/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: In developing countries like India, the number of slums and squatter settlements are increasing particularly in large cities. Mysore City one of the large cities in India and there are large number of slums and squatter settlements. Kudremala slum is one of the squatter settlements and the housing and development of infrastructure was not addressed by the Karnataka Slum Clearance and Improvement Board due to its land tenure problem for quite a long time. Kudremla had 120 households when the project was initiated. The innovative housing project was initiated by the local community jointly with the Non-government organisation by mobilising funds from international funding agency SELVIP and government agencies. The paper presents the processes of innovative approaches to cost effective housing in Kudremala slum through partnership of CBO and NGO, resource mobilisation efforts and use of cost effective technology including the self-help techniques in promoting housing and development of infrastructure.
Keywords: Community Based Organisation, Self-help Housing, Nongovernmental Organisation, Land Tenure, Cost-effective Technology

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