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    First came the world's cheapestcar; now a house for $700 in India

    ndia's Tata conglomerate will offer housing kits starting at $700
    The houses are aimed at the rural poor and can go up in a week
    Options include solar panels and verandas
    Mumbai, India (CNN) -- For $700, youcould buy 200 gallons of gas, a souped-up iPad or, in India, a house.
    Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate that unveiled the Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, two years ago, has a new gift for India's masses -- the$700 home.
    Think of it as ready-to-assemble furniture. Only this is an entire house.
    Tata intends to provide a kit that includes a roof, door, windows andfloors. Upgrade options include a veranda and solar panels, according to Tata Steel Group's chief of global research, Sumitesh Das.
    The basic model is 20 square meters (65 square feet) and can go up in a week providing that a person already owns the land.
    The affordable housing is aimed at the millions of people in India who still live in poverty, especially thosein rural hamlets and villages. Many of them could never dream of having enough money to build a house that was made from anything but mud and straw.
    Das said Tata has launched a pilot project to gauge interest, CNN's sister network CNN-IBN reported.
    The company has also reached out to village councils to get a better sense of rural housing needs. For instance, the idea of a veranda wasnot included in initial plans but was added after people responded that they would like to have one.

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    We have ashiyani housing scheme

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    Quote Originally Posted by taq12345 View Post
    We have ashiyani housing scheme
    With probably corruption of 700 pounds per brick used

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    Quote Originally Posted by acer View Post
    ndia's Tata conglomerate will offer housing kits starting at $700
    The houses are aimed at the rural poor and can go up in a week
    Options include solar panels and verandas
    Mumbai, India (CNN) -- For $700, youcould buy 200 gallons of gas, a souped-up iPad or, in India, a house.
    Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate that unveiled the Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, two years ago, has a new gift for India's masses -- the$700 home.
    Think of it as ready-to-assemble furniture. Only this is an entire house.
    Tata intends to provide a kit that includes a roof, door, windows andfloors. Upgrade options include a veranda and solar panels, according to Tata Steel Group's chief of global research, Sumitesh Das.
    The basic model is 20 square meters (65 square feet) and can go up in a week providing that a person already owns the land.
    The affordable housing is aimed at the millions of people in India who still live in poverty, especially thosein rural hamlets and villages. Many of them could never dream of having enough money to build a house that was made from anything but mud and straw.
    Das said Tata has launched a pilot project to gauge interest, CNN's sister network CNN-IBN reported.
    The company has also reached out to village councils to get a better sense of rural housing needs. For instance, the idea of a veranda wasnot included in initial plans but was added after people responded that they would like to have one.
    its a wonderful project. I especially like the idea of having small fabricated houses with solar energy provision.
    I wish we could start this project in Pakistan.

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    I wonder how the house will receive electricity, water, gas, and sanitary facilities. Electricity and water can be added easily provided there is appropriate wiring/piping which can be connected to a main connection on site for electricity, water, and gas... However drainage/sanitation is going to be tricky.

    It is a wonderful project though. Its a must for any poor area on the planet

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    Thats expensive, not joking India has handed over 1600 housed to families in Sharankhola of Bagerhat (Bangladesh), who were affected by Cyclone Sidr in 2007. 1200 similar houses will be handed over to the Sidr victims in Morelganj (Bangladesh) shortly.

    Nano Houses that are under design by Mahindra Automobiles with the help of Harvard designers, a 275 sft house, comfortable for a family of four to live, they say, built using recycled steel, cane and cement fibre boards.

    Solar panels are arranged atop of these individual houses so that you don’t have to use a unit of electricity.

    Coming to the all important cost; by primary estimates, it looks like it would take nearly $300 to build one of these houses. In Indian currency, that’s not even Rs.15000.




    So its Mahindra vs Tata, good for consumers.

    Link 1 - http://www.sriraj.org/india/nano-houses-for-rs-15000/

    Link 2 - http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig...php?nid=193604

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tera Gawaandi View Post
    Thats expensive, not joking India has handed over 1600 housed to families in Sharankhola of Bagerhat (Bangladesh), who were affected by Cyclone Sidr in 2007. 1200 similar houses will be handed over to the Sidr victims in Morelganj (Bangladesh) shortly.

    Nano Houses that are under design by Mahindra Automobiles with the help of Harvard designers, a 275 sft house, comfortable for a family of four to live, they say, built using recycled steel, cane and cement fibre boards.

    Solar panels are arranged atop of these individual houses so that you donít have to use a unit of electricity.

    Coming to the all important cost; by primary estimates, it looks like it would take nearly $300 to build one of these houses. In Indian currency, thatís not even Rs.15000.




    So its Mahindra vs Tata, good for consumers.

    Link 1 - http://www.sriraj.org/india/nano-houses-for-rs-15000/

    Link 2 - http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig...php?nid=193604
    van you please help me, solar panels are really expensive. so how come you can have this house in 300 dollars?


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