After producing the Rs.1 lakh Nano cars to the Indians, the Tatas now plan to provide houses to the rural population of India at Rs.32, 000 each.
Sumitesh Das of the Tata Steel told media persons on the sidelines of a conference in Hyderabad today that the housing project is in the pilot stage in 30 locations in the country. “Discussions are on with various agencies like Coir Board, Jute Board and also various state governments to finish the deals,” he said.
The company will provide pre-fabricated housing kits consisting of roofs, doors, windows and other necessities which can be erected or assembled in a week without much difficulty. “The only thing is one should have a patch of land for erecting this house,” he said.
Basic model kits that can be erected in areas of 20 sq meters and 30 sq meters with a cost of Rs 32,000 each and Rs.44, 800 each respectively would be made available. “The life span of the houses would be around 20 years and may go up depending on more research in future,” he said, adding that the project will come to a final shape by the end of this year.