Habitat Homes To Be Included In Govt. Programme Says Minister K T Jaleel
Rs.4 lakhs in 400 square feet homes by Habitat an apt choice to help government in providing house for homeless all over | By Yentha
On May 04, 2017


Trivandrum: Inaugurating Habitat Technology Group’s low cost house prototypes at Mudavanmugal, Local Administration Minister K T Jaleel suggested the scope of joining hands with Habitat Group to materialise government’s programme  ‘House for all’.

“Government has allotted Rs.3.5 lakh rupees for people without a house in all 14 districts and after seeing Habitat’s low cost house prototype made within a budget of Rs.4 lakhs in 400 square feet, I feel Habitat group will be an apt choice to help  government in providing house for homeless all over Kerala, ” said K T Jaleel.

The two prototypes of affordable houses at Mudavanmugal seek to optimize the space requirements and incorporate cost-effective and environment-friendly materials and technologies. One house has two bedrooms, a multipurpose hall, kitchenette and a toilet while the other type has only a bedroom but a more spacious living/dining area with a verandah. Each house has a floor area of 400 sq.ft. and the cost of construction is Rs.4 lakhs.

O Rajagopal, MLA, who attended the function said, “There is an increasing tendency among public to discard our traditional building techniques, but we need to focus on what suits our building needs rather than blindly imitating foreign technology like using local materials suitable for our environment.”

A Bamboo Design School in the same campus will be inaugurated later. Designed and constructed by Habitat in lush green campus, the Bamboo School has a wide variety of bamboo species and relevant technology for construction will be developed here.

The inaugural function that marked the first step of Habitat group’s 30th anniversary celebrations was attended by Habitat Technology Group chairman G Shankar, T P Madhu , Senior consultant, Habitat Group, Thiruvananthapuram ward counselors Dr. Vijayalakshmi and Gopakumar and Planning Board Member Mridul Eapen.

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