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FM inaugurates India''s first 3D printed house at IIT-M

FM inaugurates India''s first 3D printed house at IIT-M
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Chennai, Apr 27 (PTI) Union Finance Minister Nirmala

Sitharaman on Tuesday inaugurated the country''s first 3D

printed house at IIT, Madras, conceived by former alumni and

built in just five days, and said the nation needs more such

young minds, who send ''positivity and showcase India''s

abilities to the world."

City based TVASTA Manufacturing Solutions built it on a

concept by former IIT-M students.

TVASTA Manufacturing was set up as part of the new

incubator -- ASHA Incubator -- of the Ministry of Housing and

Urban Affairs at IIT Madras.

Speaking after inaugurating the 3D Printed House

virtually, Sitharaman said the ''housing for all'' scheme by

2022 as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a ''huge

challenge'' in terms of meeting the deadline.

"With construction of a conventional housing being very

complex... and with your concept of building a house in five

days, I don''t think it will be a massive challenge for

building 100 million houses by 2022", she said.

With TVASTA Manufacturing Solutions using indigenous

methodologies in design and construction till completion, she

said, with an Indian mind, Indian design and Indian creativity

involved (in this project), it showcases atma nirbhar.

"It is all Indian, it is amazing. It is the young mind

which is delivering this and India needs more of this.

(The country''s) young minds send positivity and showcase

India and its abilities," she said.

Sitharaman said she was impressed when infrastructure

major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) built a two storeyed house with

the TVASTA Manufacturing Solutions in Kancheepuram.

Referring to the completion of the house on a 600 square

foot area at IIT-M, she said, "India is set for a bright

future in terms of meeting the target on affordable housing.

We need rapid, scalable models, which is what you have

shown us today".

While extending her greetings to the young entrepreneurs,

Sitharaman said she was sure that as and when the government

looks at such projects (for its welfare programmes), the IIT-M

project would be on top of the list.

The single-storey house has one bedroom, hall and kitchen,

developed w''Concrete 3D Printing" technology.

It was developed in association with Habitat for

Humanity''s Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter.

TVASTA Manufacturing Solutions co-founder Adithya V S,

the concrete 3D printing technology is a ''ready to implement

methodology'' with no lead time on manufacturing, thereby

significantly reducing construction time.

"This technology can enable deep personalisation of

construction for the ultimate target segment -- who is the

individual.

3D Printing can ensure that affordable, good quality

housing is available to all Indians," he said. PTI VIJ APR

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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