Affordable housing on top of Credai agenda
Apr 09, 2013
Source : The Pioneer

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations Of India (Credai), an apex body of real estate developers with over 10,000 members across 20 State, plans to focus on affordable housing, green buildings, water harvesting and skill development programme among construction workers.

The State Government is rolling out a scheme for affordable urban housing to cater the need of homeless people belonging to category of EWS, LIG, LMIG and MIG.

Under the scheme, 1, 00,000 affordable housing units with support of private developers over a period of 10 years is proposed in the State and Credai will play a significant role in execution of the scheme.

Keeping in view the huge housing shortage in category of Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG) and Lower Middle Income Group (LMIG), the association will work with the State Government to bring down the housing prices within affordability.

The association will also highlight and implement green building concept among its member to bring down the cost of living and make housing environment-friendly.  

Efforts are also made to take more skill development plans amongst the workers to increase their efficiency and expertise to develop housing in cost effective and time bound manner to fulfill the demand of present housing shortage in EWS, LIG and LMIG categories. The decisions were taken by the newly-elected managing committee of Credai at Delhi.

Credai is also going to open its redressal forum (grievance cell) in the State for speedy tackling of consumer grievance against its members to restore trust in reality sector and make this sector more investment- friendly.

Significantly, the new office-bearers of the association are Lalit Kumar Jain (chairman), C Shekar Reddy (president), Jaxay Shah , Satish Magar, Sushil Mantri, Sanjeev Srivastava, Harsh Vardhan Patodia (vice- president), Vijay Mirchandani (secretary), DS Tripathy, Anurag Sharma (joint secretary) and Shekhar G Patel (treasurer).

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