Alternate Construction Technologies for Mass Housing: Challenges to Adoption in India

This paper is part of a research project undertaken by ICRIER and supported by the Ford Foundation for research and dissemination on challenges to affordable housing in the urban areas of India to improve housing access for economically-disadvantaged and middle-income households. We would like to thank the Ford Foundation for funding this study. We are extremely grateful to Prof. Anil Sawhney, Dr. Sahil Gandhi and Mr. Nihar Nanyam for their valuable comments and suggestions. We thank our senior project advisors – Prof. Om Mathur, Prof. Piyush Tiwari and Prof. Debolina Kundu, for their valuable guidance. We thank the experts and practitioners who shared their views with us on adoption of alternate construction technologies for mass housing, for this study. Last but not the least, we would also like to express our sincere thanks to Prof. Deepak Mishra, Director and CE, ICRIER for his support and encouragement