Application of Cost effective technology in Low cost Housing and their propagation/impact in the Kerala scenario

Ham Singh O., P.R.Sreemahadevan Pillai


The study was carried out to assess the economics of various cost effective technology in comparison with the conventional technology. Cost effective technology means, from the given resources of funds, materials, land and skills, we should be able to build the maximum number of houses of good quality at an affordable cost.. The economy achieved in savings, during the adoption of various Cost Effective Technologies was compared and reviewed in detail in the research work. A detailed questionnaire survey has been carried out at various strata of the society, Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Low income groups (LIG) and Middle income groups (MIG ) to investigate the awareness of cost effective technology about the concepts, myths and practices in Kerala. A comparative evaluation of the various cost effective materials and methods has been done through data collection across that state from owners, vendors, contractors and construction workers. The sample of the study consists of respondents residing all over Kerala, covering. LIG, MIG and HIG. by the Random Sampling Method and the results were analyzed and interpreted by statistical tools. The target grouped aimed for the survey also consists of data collection across the state of Kerala from owners, vendors, contractors and construction worker

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