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Going the Extra Tile!

Photo courtesy: Asian Granito India India ranks second in the world in tile production with 12.90 per cent of global output. The country’s tile industry is worth around Rs 350-400 billion, growing at about 8-10 percent. Only 40 per cent of this is considered ‘organised’. Ceramic tiles account for 60 per cent of the total demand for tiles in India, with key drivers being the boom in real ..

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Maha Govt: Stress fund to revive stuck SRA projects

The Maharashtra State Housing Ministry has announced a series of relaxations in its slum redevelopment policy to ensure faster availability of housing for slum dwellers in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Addressing a web press meet recently, Jitendra Awhad, Housing Minister, Government of Maharashtra, has stated that there will be a specific stress fund for stuck SRA projects. ..

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Ceramic tiles industry: China’s loss is India’s gain

For decades, China has dominated the ceramic tile production, consumption and exports market with India being the second largest producer but a marginal player in the exports market. During this period, China has manufactured every second tile manufactured across the globe and contributed to ~40 per cent of global consumption. During the same period, China has been able to corner ~35 per cent of g..

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Post Pandemic Hospital Design

Photo courtesy: Helix Healthcare Architecture While the Indian economy has significantly slowed as a result of COVID-19, hospitals are struggling to cope with queues of patients. Their experience has generated interesting learning for the construction industry; in particular, for those planning and designing hospitals. A big experiential takeaway from the frontline is the need for flexible d..

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Resetting Real Estate in Gujarat

Recently, Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani unveiled a Rs 140-billion ‘Gujarat Atmanirbhar’ Package – a rescue plan for the industries and businesses. The features of the package include a big push for the real estate sector, with a Rs 10-billion allocation as subsidy for 1.6 lakh affordable houses in the state including Rs 5.25 billion..

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