Critical Study of the Technological Interventions on the Evaluation of Affordable Housing to be Implemented Under PMAY
Sai Charan Madala1, SS. Asadi2, D. Satish Chandra3

1Madala Sai Charan, M.Tech Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Deemed to be University, (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2SS. Asadi, Department of Civil Engineering, Vignan’s Foundation for Science Technology and Research, Deemed to be University, (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3D. Satish Chandra, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Deemed to be University, (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 30 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 270-277 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10500476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: India’s rapid urbanization associated with rapid growth has created the congestion, due to large scale migration into urban, on basic amenities like shelter, water and sanitation. The Government of India estimated a shortage on housing as 18.78 million units within LIG and MIG groups, which necessitated the need for the development of new technologies for low cost housing yet durable, sustainable and easy to build. The Indian government has launched a scheme, in June 2015, to meet this challenge under the name of ‘Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)’ with a slogan ‘Housing for all by 2022’, to address the housing problem in India and established a technology submission, Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), to explore and identify new technologies that can be adapted for this scheme. Out of the (16) technologies recommended by the BMTPC for this scheme, selection of an optimal technology for given set of building conditions is a challenge for the engineers. This paper provides a solution for challenges in the selection of a technology like, affordability, sustainability, performance and ease of building in mass housing. Issues associated with all of these challenges have been considered to define the objectives of the project and for benchmarking the selection criteria. PUGH method has been used as a tool for bench marking. The Results from this PUGH method have highlighted that most of these technologies cater to the requirements of the building elements not for the total building system. These technologies have shown that they are highly inconsistent in respect of their performance. This method had given an opportunity to have deep insight into the performance of one technology over the other and hence has provided a benchmarking for the selection of appropriate technology.
Keywords: LIG, MIG, PMAY, BMTPC, Sustainability, Benchmarking, PUGH Method.
Scope of the Article: Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation