Now, students will help the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board (MPHIDB) design affordable houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
The PMAY was launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2015 and it aims to provide housing to all by 2022.
The housing board will be holding a competition among the students of School of Planning and Architecture and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) to promote innovative concepts in affordable housing.
The focus of the competition will be on the efficient planning with proper light and ventilation including cost-effective material and design with emphasis on green building.
Students are required to submit either a unit design for plotted development or a prototype block design for multistoried for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
“This is a very good platform for students to be a part of major development in the country. It will be a great experience for them to have a clear image about latest changes,” said Anupama Sharma, head of the Architecture and planning department at MANIT.
“Students are using contemporary architecture where there will be no dearth of light and ventilation. The competition will boost the confidence among students and help them in thinking creatively,” said Sanjeev Singh, professor of architecture at School of Planning and Architecture.
The first prize winner will get Rs 25,000 while the second and third winners will get Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively.
MPHIDB principal secretary Malay Shrivastava said, “The idea behind this competition is to involve young architects in the construction of affordable houses by getting optimum designs and innovative ideas. Young architects have more information about the city and their idea will help in designing the houses which will gel with the city.”