In order to provide ‘Housing for All by 2022’, the Centre might go in for prefab technology, according to Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. He was inaugurating the Hindustan Prefab Limited Housing Technology Park in Jangpura.
Naidu said that “speedy, safe and sustainable construction using prefabricated alternative technologies is the need of the hour to meet the targets under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and programmes of state Governments.”
Compared to conventional technology of construction where material is mixed and buildings constructed on site, in prefab technology, different components are created elsewhere and brought to the site only to be assembled. This process not only saves time but avoids wastage of construction material.
The Urban Development Ministry has directed the Central Public Works Department, the Delhi Development Authority and the National Buildings Construction Corporation to adopt three alternative technologies for projects of Rs 100 crore each and above.
The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), also headed by Naidu, said that about two crore dwelling units are to be built in urban areas and about four crore in rural areas to enable housing for economically weaker sections and low income groups.