New-age tech to be mainstay of ‘Housing for All’ mission

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IMG_1040Says Housing Secretary at Naredco event

The Government will gradually depart from old and cost-intensive technologies for construction and adopt modern, cost-effective and yet safe technologies for building 30 lakh dwelling units per year under the ‘Housing for All’ mission. “This could only be possible if private players in the industry come forward and make it work on a public-private-partnership model,” said Dr Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, at an event organised by real estate industry body Naredco.

At the event ‘Emerging Technologies in Housing and Building Construction’ jointly organised by the National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) and BMTPC, Dr Chatterjee also stressed the need to reduce dependence on conventional energy-intensive construction practices thereby containing ever depleting natural resources.

“An enormous number of houses to the tune of about 20 million will be required to be constructedby 2022. Hence, we will need innovative fast-track construction technlogies through judiciousselection and evaluation of globally acceptable contemporary technologies,” she said.

NavinRaheja, Chairman of Naredco, said, “Emerging technologies, materials, and products will play a crucial role in delivering affordablehousing as targeted by ‘Housing for All by 2022’ mission. It is high time that in addition to talkingabout land, finance and policy/regulation we also bring technology and delivery capability into ourdiscussion”.

He added that the industry is always ready to join hands with Central Government and state Government agencies to work together towards successful implementation of the mission.