Affordability, Connectivity & Quality are the key pillars of Nano Housing: Dr Suresh Haware
Published by Bloomsbury-UK, Nano Housing book authored by Dr Suresh Haware, aims to resolve the housing challenges for the Indian masses.
Reiterating his commitment to the ambitious ‘’Housing for all’’ initiative, renowned nuclear scientist Dr Suresh Haware unveiled his book on Nano Housing in Mumbai. The launch event was graced by honourable Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India among other eminent personalities including Shri Vinod Tawde, ex Education Minister, Government of Maharashtra and Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Founder of Lodha Group, President BJP Mumbai.
As per the book, more than 40 percent of families in India’s financial capital Mumbai reside in overcrowded, shanty localities. Nano Housing concept is the outcome of extensive research at Mumbai university based on Blue Ocean Strategy and is the potential answer to mounting real estate prices and tanking demand in the sector. The well-structured book offers a comprehensive analysis of India’s housing demands at city and rural levels as well thought recommendations at the policy level and for other stakeholders to re-drive the growth in this segment.
“With skyrocketing property prices in cities like Mumbai, the demand for nano homes, offering a wide range of carpet area (1RK, 1BHK, 2BHK etc) has surged in the past years, especially in Mumbai and MMR region. Availing a nano home seems to be a suitable option via easily available small loans converted into EMIs on an appreciating asset. Nano Housing authored by me comprehensively covers this segment, facilitating potential Nano home buyers as a beginners guide,’’ said Dr Haware at launch. The book is useful to the home makers, academicians, policy makers, students, architects, financiers and all.
Speaking in a similar tone, Honourable Nitin Gadkari added, “In the coming years, we will aggressively focus on developing an ecosystem including innovative technologies to bring down the costs of homes without compromising quality.’’
The book extensively covers the underutilised potential of rental housing highlighting the fact that as per a census in 2011 there are two million locked properties in Maharashtra alone which could have reaped significant rental incomes. Nano Housing reflects the needs of over 18.6 million homes shortage in India. The deeply researched and a scientifically approached book projects how India can resolve the Housing for All project, by having households able to live with all amenities at an affordable price.