Public agencies must adopt modern technologies for housing projects: Puri
Public agencies such as housing boards, railways, defence and public sector undertakings must adopt green and modern technologies for their housing projects to provide a further boost to the housing sector, union minister for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Puri said on Thursday.
Puri was inaugurating the National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies organised by Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council. He said that BMTPC promotes new and emerging technologies that suit Indian conditions.
The minister 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 need to be constructed. To achieve this, appropriate actions are required on all fronts.
“This necessarily includes, among other measures, identification and selection of appropriatebuilding materials and technologies to bring not only economy but also quality, durability, speed with due care for safety and environment concern of the country,” Puri said.
A publication titled Building Materials and Housing Technologies for Sustainable Development and a mobile App on Bamboo Housing & Construction was released by the housing minister.