Hooda to lay foundation stone at Vishva Karma Institute

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Chandigarh, Jul 10 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will lay the foundation stone of a administrative block and hostel building of the Vishva Karma Institute of Human Settlement, Management and Research at Gurgaon on July 11.

While giving this information here today, Chief Administrator, Haryana Housing Board, Mr S P Gupta said that the building would be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.10 crore. Union Minister of State for Defence Production, Rao Inderjit Singh and Minister of state for Housing, Mrs Savitri Jindal would also grace the occasion.

The Chief Administrator said that the Chief Minister had expressed his desire to construct one lakh houses for the poor to meet the growing needs of shelter for the poor people. He said that the Union Ministry of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation under National Housing and Habitat Policy had set up a target to provide affordable shelter to all by the year 2020 and to achieve this target, sufficient land was required to be arranged expeditiously through out the state by the Board.

He further said that as the cost of building construction was increasing day-by-day, there was a need of adopting cost-effective technologies as well as eco-friendly material and appropriate technologies in building affordable, aesthetic and acceptable homes particularly for the EWS and LIG.

The Vishva Karma Institute coming up in Gurgaon was part of the Housing Board's plans to train engineers and others in the field of housing. Besides imparting training, facilities for testing the quality of various building materials would also be available in this Institute.

Mr Gupta disclosed that to provide affordable shelter near the work place of industrial workers, the Board has initiated steps and land measuring about 5 acres at Bawal and 10 acres at Barhi had been arranged from Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC).


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