The circle must take the lead and submit to the Govt the standards for homestay, focus be on safe stay and hygiene.
Dont get me wrong, these stays can be very good esp in parts of India where there are no decent hotels and that 80% of India. A good bit of it is beautiful and if the services were standardised, consumers will come. more
One cannot expect standards here as it is not a regular business and enforcing standards on these home owners will just put them off and they will close down or will jack up the prices. The losers will be the travelers and the tourists.
One can always visit and check these homestays before finalizing to ensure that it meets their requirements.
Never book in advance unless you know the place. more