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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

Waste Materials as A Supplementry Building Material for Low Cost Housing


This paper presents the approach to minimise the cost of house especially in rural area which shares about 69% of total population. In India, agriculture contribute is about sixteen percent (16.11%) of total GDP .At present cost of construction is increasing day by day due to hiking material price and non-availability of manpower (Skilled and Unskilled). In rural sector per capita income is quite low then that of urban area. In rural areas to provide shelter being basic need is a great challenge both at economic and engineering level. To develop means for affordable housing especially in rural areas is need of the day and to be focused at all the relevant levels. This work is on various materials which are easily available in rural area in the form of waste materials like Earth, Bamboo, Straw, Fibers, Rice Husk, Fly ash, PVC, etc. which is easily available and much cheaper then that of replaced construction materials, also Use of these materials will save the environment.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: Vikas Srivastava 4  

Email: vikas_mes@rediffmail.com

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Ambikesh Singh 1,  Md Irfan  2,  Atul Pandey  3,  Vikas Srivastava 4*.  

1, 2, 3, 4. Department of Civil Engineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, U. P., India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol., Volume 6, No. 2 pp. 110-114
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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