Adoption of modern tech necessary to meet housing needs: Hardeep Puri
Govt launches mobile app on bamboo housing & construction
The government has proposed large public agencies like Housing Boards, Railways, Defence and public sector undertakings to adopt new technologies for their housing projects to provide a further boost to the housing sector.
Inaugurating the National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies organised by Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council today, Minister of State(I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri stated that BMTPC is promoting new and emerging technologies which suit Indian conditions.
Puri in his inaugural speech said that considering the present housing shortage in urban areas, more than 1.2 crore houses in urban areas with necessary infrastructure are required to be constructed.
To achieve this, appropriate actions are required at all fronts. This necessarily includes, among other measures, identification and selection of appropriate building materials and technologies to bring not only the economy but also quality, durability, speed with due care for safety and environment concern of the country.
On this occasion a publication titled “Building Materials and Housing Technologies for Sustainable Development” and a mobile app on “Bamboo Housing & Construction” was released by the minister.
The Publication contains 38 papers covering various subjects with the theme of the National Seminar. To coincide with the national seminar, an Exhibition on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies showcasing various building products and construction technologies was also organized.
At least 24 companies displayed their products, technologies and systems.