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By using cost-effective techniques, and materials, one can afford a house of his own: Saurabh Baghat 

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SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary Science and Technology, Saurabh Bhagat, today inaugurated three days training workshop on ‘Cost-Effective, Eco-friendly and Hazard Resistant Construction Activities’ at Building Centre, Bemina here.

The workshop is being organized by JK Science, Technology and Innovation Council (ST&IC), Department of Science & Technology, J&K in collaboration with the Building Centre of Housing and Urban Development Department.

Addressing the inaugural session of the workshop, the Commissioner Secretary spoke on the broader contours of the usage of the latest technologies for low-cost, eco-friendly and hazard-resistant building constructions. He explained that there is a misunderstanding that low-cost housing is suitable only for low-income groups but the truth is that low-cost housing is achieved only by proper administration of means.

Saurabh Bhagat further said that the Country is facing major difficulty due to the increasing population and the majority of lower-income groups cannot even afford their own houses because of high construction costs. He said that by using cost-effective techniques and materials, one can afford a house of his own. He emphasized on the need of fostering awareness among the common masses for using low-cost building materials and techniques. He assured of every possible help from the Department of Science & Technology in carrying out research on low-cost technologies.

Pertinently, around 150 engineering and architecture students drawn from different polytechnic and engineering colleges are participating in the workshop. Besides, senior officers from the Architecture Organization, Department of Science & Technology and other allied departments are also participating.

The main objective of the programme is to impart training to the students on the utilization of low-cost building construction materials.

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