Volume 7 Issue 1 - May 2016

  • 1. Affordable and sustainable housing option for rural development

    Authors : Nisha Thakur, Snehal Metkar

    Pages : 749-756

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.71.107

    Keywords : Straw bale, high health value, aesthetics value, thermal performance, fire resistance

    Abstract :

    The economics of the government identify the building industry as a vital engine of economic growth. India is rapidly developing country. The advancement in the field of technology have influenced environment to a great extent. The rising need of housing for the growing rural and urban population is a pressing issue. To maintain rapid rates of economic growth in the 21st century, it is important to put strategy for urban and rural housing to meet the needs of the rural and urban population. Straw bale construction can be one of the best alternative for the country like India where agriculture is still the main source of income and production of straw is tremendous. Also the use of straw in building will solve the problem of pollution caused by burning of straw. Straw bale are renewable resources having tremendous features as cost effective with high health value, aesthetics value, thermal performance, fire resistance, light in weight and eco-friendly in nature. This paper takes an overview of application of straw bale for construction of rural housing with an aim to reach an economic and environmentally adopted system for wide application of straw bale construction in India.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Nisha Thakur, Snehal Metkar, "Affordable and sustainable housing option for rural development", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=901&j_id=3126, Volume 7 Issue 1 - May 2016, 749-756, #ijltetorg