The World Bank estimates that India’s urban population will hit 600 million by 2031 – more than double that in 2001. With a population of 1.2 billion, housing shortages in India are also acute: the 2012 urban housing backlog was estimated at 21 million, indicating that one fourth of the urban dwellers are living in inadequate housing or are homeless.
Hennie Botes, CEO and designer of moladi, discussed the role moladi can perform to help solve the huge backlog of affordable homes in India with Minister of Housing Dr. Girija Vyas. Negotiations have been initiated to set up a new entity “moladiINDIA” to represent the technology exclusive in India, after the presentation at the 13th NATCON-2013 in Moscow. The conference was hosted by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI), the apex body representing private real estate developers in India.
Creating skills and employment through technology transfer. “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless”
“…build without bricks”