Standards of rural housing (India)

  • Recommended standards for rural housing are as follows:
    • Minimum 2 living rooms
    • Ample verandah (sit out) space
    • Built up area of house should not exceed one third of total land area
    • Separate kitchen with paved sink or platform for washing utensils
    • Tube well or dug well within quarter mile from house
    • Cattle shed should be at a minimum distance of 25 feet from the house
    • Window area should at least 10% of floor area
    • Sanitary latrine should be present
    • Provision for proper waste disposal

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