Mumbai: Rent in Mumbai can be anywhere between Rs 50,000 and Rs 60,000 per month depending on where you live.
But in Delhi and Bangalore, it can be much more.
The average rent for a flat in Mumbai is around Rs 20,000.
For the same flat in Delhi, it’s around Rs 25,000, according to a recent survey by NAREL.NAREL is a government agency that collects rent data in over 300 cities and towns across India and across India’s provinces.NARRATOR: The rent in the three largest Indian cities is the highest.
In Mumbai, the average rent is around $2,000 a month.
In Delhi, the rent is about $3,500 a month, while in Bangalore, the typical rent is just under $3.50 a month – well below the national average.NARSAL: The people in Delhi are getting richer every day.
And now the problem is that the people in Mumbai are being pushed out of the city.
This is not a problem of Mumbai being poor.
This problem is the fact that Mumbai is being squeezed by Delhi and Karnataka.NILESAM: So what does that mean?
It means that people in these cities can afford to live in them.
And that means they have a choice about how to spend their money.
So the question is, can people in the other cities afford to move to these other cities?
And the answer is, no.
NARELSAL: What happens to people who are already in Mumbai, then they can’t afford to leave?
They are stuck here.NALIT ARAI, Author, Delhi: If they move to Delhi, they will stay here, but if they move out of Delhi, then we can’t help them.
NILESAMS: How does that work?
A lot of people who can afford it leave and those people don’t have the money to move.NIRNANNA: This is a really important point.
The city is being pulled out of a corner of the country.
It is a very big issue for the entire country.NILLESAM and NALIT: You see, the way you see it, we have this huge problem of people from the outer reaches of the Indian state being forced to move out and be displaced by people who live in the inner reaches of India.NULAND: You don’t know what is going on.
We are talking about a large city.
And if people from outer India are going to move into the inner city, the whole state, it becomes very difficult for the state to cope with that.
So what we see is that if you have a big city, if you are trying to absorb people from outlying areas, you have to do that through population.
NURSAT: And the problem of population is, it is not about the city being very small.
The problem of the state is that it is quite large.NURSATS: That is right.NUYAMACHAL: You have to make it work.
NULESAM.NUNSAL: And I think it is a huge issue, but the fact is that we are in a situation now where the urban population has been growing, but it is very hard to absorb them.
It’s not just Mumbai, it goes all over the country, you know?
NURSA, Author and Economist, Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research: When we are talking of the urban poor, they are being squeezed.
They are not being able to live with their children.
So the question then is, how are they going to get the money?
NULENSAL: This problem, the problem that is happening in Mumbai right now is that this urban population is not working.
NUNSALS: They have no work, and it is also a huge problem in the states, and that is because there is no money available.
The people have no means to spend the money.
The amount of the unemployment is a lot higher in the south of India than in Mumbai.
The poor people are not going to live anywhere.
So, that is the problem.
The urban poor are being put under extreme pressure, they have no job, no income, no prospects for employment.NANDA: What do you think is the main problem with these new rules?
I mean, what does the government want to change about this?
What are the problems?
NUNSU: The problems are the ones that the government has put in place.
It has made sure that there are no gaps.
NALUTI: This does not mean that you have enough money, but that there is enough money to provide you with a decent standard of living.NUKASH: The government is giving away the right to buy a house, which means that the poor people have to work very hard. NUTSALA