The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR) in Hyderabad has come up with low cost and eco-friendly house model for poor with a built up area of 342 square feet, costing about Rs.2.34 lakhs depending on the area.
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayatraj Giriraj Singh unveiled the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Gramin model house at NIRDPR premises here. NIRDPR constructed the singe bedroom model house with a toilet in 50 days in a plot area of about 40 yards. The house was constructed using fly ash bricks, mud plastering with cow dung and lime, filler slab with clay bowls as filler materials, 2KW solar unit with net metering and rooftop rain water harvesting system.
“This house was constructed spending Rs 682 per square feet. The PMAY-G model house design will be shared with all State governments so that can explore the possibilities of constructing such houses,” said Giriraj Singh.