Chandigarh, Jan 25 (UNI) The Haryana Housing Board has planned to set up an International Standard Housing and Human Settlement Institute for Training and Research at Gurgaon to impart training to the architects, engineers, project managers and NGOs.
While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Board said the institute would impart training for capacity building as well as on human resource development and transfer of technologies by securing expertise and experience from similar institutions of India and abroad. Besides, the institute would also collaborate and network its activities with other national and international institutions for bringing innovative, cost-effective technologies and best practices from other parts of the world in improving quality, safety and delivery of affordable houses.
He said a laboratory would also be set up in this institution for carrying out testing of materials. An international standard consultancy firm had been engaged by the Board to prepare the detailed project report for setting up the institution, he informed.
Special attention had been extended to aesthetic approach of houses or flats to make them attractive. He informed that allottees of the housing schemes would be involved from the initial stage of construction of houses to ensure greater participation and quality control for consumer satisfaction.
The quality and the materials to be used in construction of houses had been made standardised. Besides, field laboratories were set up at the work sites of projects to ensure quality construction, he added.
While giving details about the construction activities, he said that the construction of 4196 houses at a cost of Rs 385.57 crores at Kurukshetra, Karnal, Sonipat, Madlauda, Bahadurgarh, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, Dharuhera and Faridabad were in progress. He said about 61,375 houses of different categories had been constructed by the Board during the last about three years, of which 43,997 houses were for economically weaker section (EWS) and lower income group (LIG) categories.
The spokesman said 33 per cent reservation of the total houses or flats constructed by the Board had been provided to women applicants for the first time.
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