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Bhubaneshwar Upgrading

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 1,494
  • Country: India
  • City: Bhubaneswar
  • Partner: SSNS
  • Year Approved: 2011
Total Invested
INR 9,500,000
Average Completion Cost
INR 240,378
Total Invested
Average Completion Cost
Delivery of Homes
Total Expected
Project Overview

This upgrading project is located in the city of Bhubaneshwar, which is the capital of the state Orissa, in east India. Orissa some of the lowest social and human development indicators in India, with over 47% of the population living below the poverty line.

To implement the project SPARC Samudaya Nirman Sahayak (SSNS) worked in partnership Reall and local NGO’s, including the Urban Development Resource Centre, Orissa Slum Dwellers Federation and local Mahila Milan (Women’s Federation) groups. By drawing on subsidies provided by the Indian central government under an urban renewal initiative, this project was able to complete 249 houses within three existing settlements.

The units constructed covered a plot size of 25 square metres each, and were provided with household water, sanitation and electricity. By building within existing settlements the community networks were able to be maintained and strengthened, with additional improvements of pathways drainage, sewerage and the construction of a new community centre.

This project was significant in that it was the first of its kind to be implemented in Orissa, and could therefore be used as a pilot project for further urban development practices and advocacy within the region.

Homes Completed
Homes Occupied
Connected to Electricity
Connected to Water and Sanitation

Client Data

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Client Monthly Household Incomes

Clients estimated to sit between 1st and 10th percentiles of incomes in Bhubaneswar

5,000 INR
67 USD
40th percentile at year of occupancy INR 14,403
40th percentile at year of occupancy $194
Household Demographic Data
Household Size
Proportion Female
Proportion Children
Proportion Elderly
Housing Information
Description Type Number Expected Number Completed Unit Size (m2) Completion Cost
(Local Currency)
All units built under BSUP programme, that limited houses to 25-30sqm and involved in-situ upgrading. All houses would have a slightly different design but fit under this general description. Basic 249 249 27.5 240378

Project Finances

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Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

Total Project Investments
INR 9,500,000
$ 128,004
INR 9,500,000
$ 128,004

Based on exchange rate on 30/06/2021

Funds Recouped from Third Parties
Funds Recouped from Third Parties
INR 38,710,715
$ 521,592

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Data last updated on 06/08/2021