Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
13-December-2011 16:45 IST
Technology Developed by BMTPC
The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council, has developed Design Packages using alternate building material and construction technologies in different geo- Climatical conditions consisting of a cluster of 60 houses ( minimum 25 sq. m carpet area) , community centre , school and shops/ kiosks. These Design Packages has been developed for the following regions:

• Western / Central Zone

• Northern Zone

• Norht-Eastern Zone

• Eastern Zone

• Southern Zone

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, in the Design Packages alternate building materials and constructions technologies developed in the country by R&D Institutes and other agencies for walling, roofing and other elements have been recommended in place of conventional materials and practices.

She said, the aim of the Design Packages is to establish and propagate the cost effectiveness of known and scientifically proven as well as emerging building materials and construction technologies in different parts of the country. The alternate technologies aim at reducing the cost upto 20 percent.