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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


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 alumini 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

3D Printing can ensure that affordable, good quality
housing is available to all Indians,” he said. PTI VIJ APR

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