Scientists have been asked to come up with low cost technologies to fill the demand-supply gap in the housing sector, in order to meet the Governments target goal of housing for all by 2022.

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), a Laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) feels that more than ever before we need low-cost technologies for rapidly filling up the demand-supply deficit.

For the first time a prime minister has set a deadline for providing every family a roof over its head. Construction technologies, high-science products and specialized services developed by SERC would form an essential component for the prime minister’s (Narendra Modi) project. The community of scientists were urged to ensure affordability as well as safety.

The CSIR-SERC over the past 50 years has earned many laurels, especially for its role in the 2007 achievement of re-engineering the navigational plan of the Pamban Railway Bridge over the Palk Strait which connects Rameshwaram to mainland India.

The scientists were asked to think out-of-the-box and pursue new research areas which could meet the country’s needs as well as put the nation ahead in select technology domains related to the activities of the institute. The prime minister has given a call for ‘Make in India’.

We need to generate millions of jobs within a couple of years because this country has a youth bulge. Seamless partnership will help develop products and technologies for the benefit of the common man.

The entrepreneurs should focus on using renewable and green materials or Indian-origin, materials including, based on nano-technology, which have minimum carbon footprint as well which are low-cost and sustainable.

Source : NDTV

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