Kerala Floods: State To Build Prefabricated Houses for Homeless

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By Accommodation Times Bureau


Due to the floods and landslides at the Kodagu district; 750 families have suffered to be homeless. The state government shall build prefabricated houses over 42 acres of land for such homeless families.

Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes or simply prefabs, are specialist dwelling types of prefabricated building, which are manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled. Some current prefab home designs include architectural details inspired by postmodernism or futurist architecture.

Various schemes have been finalised by the government, states the minister for housing and urban development- UT Khader on Monday. The schemes are framed by taking into consideration the remedy to withstand natural disasters. The housing department would build these dwellings, planned to match topography wherein each of the pre-fabricated houses shall have two rooms, a toilet and guaranteed durability of 30 years. This shall be a fixture to the 1,12 houses which were damaged in the recent floods and landslides. Out of the 1,120 houses; 186 were completely destroyed and around 6,500 people were rendered homeless.

These houses shall be targeted on 42 acres of land in a dozen of villages and will be constructed in different shapes and sizes as per the needs of the local people also keeping in view the harsh weather in Kodagu.

The schemes shall be outlaid and performed by a deadline of peak winter. The government also took care of the ones who are not willing to move into such pre-fabricated houses by providing enough sum of compensation and plot to resettle.

Khader also said that the government is in the go of planning to formulate a separate policy to regulate dwelling structures in the hilly districts following the havoc wreaked by massive landslides.

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