A Technology Sub-mission under the Mission has been set up to facilitate adoption of modern, innovative and green technologies and building material for faster and quality construction of houses. Technology Sub-Mission will also facilitate preparation and adoption of layout designs and building plans suitable for various geo-climatic zones. It will also assist States/ Cities in deploying disaster resistant and environment friendly technologies.
The Sub-mission will coordinate with various regulatory and administrative bodies for mainstreaming and up scaling the deployment of modern construction technologies and material in place of conventional construction. Technology sub-mission will also coordinate with other agencies working in green and energy efficient technologies, climate changes etc.
The Sub-Mission will work on following aspects:
• Design & Planning
• Innovative technologies & materials
• Green buildings using natural resources and
• Earthquake and other disaster resistant technologies and designs. Simple concept of designs ensuring adequate sunlight and air should be adopted.
Centre and State would also partner with willing IITs, NITs and Planning & Architecture institutes for developing technical solutions, capacity building and handholding of States and Cities.
State or region specific needs of technologies and designs would also be supported under this Sub-Mission.
A technical cell will be setup in the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) under the Ministry to support the Sub-mission.
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