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Govt workshop on rural housing to focus on affordability


New Delhi: Seeking to provide affordable housing choices in rural areas, Government has organized a workshop tomorrow to brainstorm on rural housing technology to achieve the goal of ‘Housing for All by 2022’. Government had on Wednesday given its approval for the launch of the ‘Housing for All by 2022’ scheme paving the way for affordable homes to the urban poor and slum dwellers at low interest rates.

The national workshop on affordable rural housing technology to be organized by the Ministry of Rural Development tomorrow is expected to come out with clear action points for a way forward in the rural housing sector.

The event aims at improving the quality, design and delivery of affordable rural housing to the grassroots level by helping the end users to make improved and informed choices. “The objective of the workshop is to provide a common platform for the developers, designers, technical personnel of appropriate and affordable building technologies and the implementing agencies of the Housing Sector in the rural areas to share the best practices.

“This would contribute to effective implementation of Government’s policy on Housing for All by 2022,” an official release said. Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh will organize the Workshop.

Government believes that the workshop will facilitate the dissemination of appropriate technologies and housing designs that can be adopted in different areas in the country. Apart from experience sharing on major aspects and challenges facing affordable rural housing, representatives of state governments and experts will give presentations on different aspects of rural housing, best practices and community participation.