Dr. Anil Sawhney to be a part of Housing for All mission

29 November 2015

On 25 June 2015, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation launched a new mission on Housing for All (HFA) covering the urban poor and the ‘Technology Sub-Mission’ is an important component of the 'Housing for All' mission.

We are happy to report that Dr. Anil Sawhney, Associate Dean & Director, School of Construction, RICS SBE has been appointed as member of this Technology Sub-mission, in recognition of his expertise in this area.

In this capacity, Dr. Sawhney will work with the ministry and states in enhancing the adoption of emerging housing technologies.

The Technology Sub-Mission is chaired by Shri Sanjeev Kumar, Joint Secretary (HFA) and will focus on:

  1. Design and Planning

  2. Technical Solutions

The focus areas of the Sub-Mission would include area specific design and technology keeping in view geo-climatic conditions, use of earthquake resistant technologies, promotion of green, environmentally sustainable technologies and alternate cost effective technologies. 

A technical cell will be set up in the Building Materials and Promotion Council (BMTPC) under the Ministry, to support the Sub-Mission. The Sub-Mission will function under the overall guidance of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) envisaged in the HFA mission and headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

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