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Saurabh Baghat inaugurates 3-days training workshop in Sgr

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SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary Science and Technology Saurabh Bhagat on Monday inaugurated a three days training workshop on ‘Cost-Effective, Eco-friendly and Hazard Resistant Construction Activities’ at Building Centre, Bemina here.

The workshop is being organized by JK Science, Technology and Innovation Council (ST&IC), Department of Science & Technology, J&K in collaboration with the Building Centre of Housing and Urban Development Department.

Addressing the inaugural session, the Commissioner Secretary spoke on the broader contours of the usage of latest technologies for low-cost, eco-friendly and hazard resistant building constructions.

He explained that there is a mis-understanding that low-cost housing is suitable only for low-income groups but the truth is that low-cost housing is achieved only by proper administration of means.

Saurabh Bhagat further said that the Country is facing major difficulty due to increasing population and the majority of lower income groups cannot even afford their own houses because of high construction costs.

He said that by using cost-effective techniques and materials, one can afford his own house of his own and emphasized on the need of fostering awareness among the common masses for the use of low-cost building materials and techniques.

He assured of every possible help from the Department of Science & Technology in carrying out research on low-cost technologies.

Additional Director ST&IC Dr Nasir Shah in his address highlighted the importance of the training workshop.

He also gave a brief description of the activities of JKST&IC. He also apprised the audience about the various technical sessions of the training workshop.

Pertinently, around 150 engineering and architecture students drawn from different polytechnic and engineering colleges are participating in the workshop.

Besides, senior officers from Architecture Organization, Department of Science and Technology and other allied departments are also participating.

The main objective of the programme is to impart training to the students on utilization of low-cost building construction material.

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