Govt departments lack commitment, says GTD

Mysuru, November 23:- “If the government authorities were to abide by the law and work with social concerns, private sectors wouldn’t have prospered,” said higher education minister G T Devegowda. He was speaking after inaugurating Build Tech seminar of Builders Association of India at Senate hall of Manasagangotri on Friday.

“Even after 70 years of independence, many people can’t own a house. The responsibility of providing a house to every family is on both the state and the central governments. The central government says it would construct some crore houses every year. State government constructs five lakh houses every year. Science and technology have seen rapid growth. BAI teaches us as to how to construct houses. Now, it is very difficult to get sand. They also explain the technology to construct buildings without sand,” the minister said.

“India is a nation of villages. We have more poor people in India. Take up the initiatives to construct quality homes at low costs. Your organisation has the strength to do it. May this seminar pave way for that. I will organise a  meeting for you with for government representatives,” he assured.

“Private or MUDA, while developing a layout, they do not develop it 100%. UGD plans don’t get implemented properly. Roads do not have inter-connectivity. If the government development authorities had worked properly, there would have been no chance for private organisations to make hay,” he added.

Raj Pillai of Starworth Infra delivered a special address.

Vice-chancellor of the University of Mysore, Prof Hemanth Kumar, state chairman of Builders Association of India, K S Someshwara Reddy, Mysuru chairman of Builders Association of India K Subrahmanya Rao, V Srinath, Ajith Narayan, C S Srikanth and others were present. (MR/GK).

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