With the focus now on to meet the need of the common man, we need to identify who he is and what is his requirement. As per estimates made by Indicus Analytics in its Market Skyline of India 2008-09, there are currently 68.2 million households living in urban India.
The estimates from the Housing Skyline of India for the top 112 cities show that almost 65 % of the excess demand in the next five years is for houses with sub 1000 square feet area. This would translate to approximately 6.8 million houses. The same study further estimates that approximately 70% of the demand would be for houses with 2 rooms or less (or 7.4 million new houses).