Construction accounts for nearly 65 per cent of the total investment in infrastructure. One labour camp serves as a ‘home’ to around 1000 migrant workers for a period of 2-3 years before the they move on to the next construction site. The current generic solution of GI sheets as walls and roofing does not qualify as a thermally comfortable & sociologically adequate solution. We work with developers and contractors together to create change with humane dignified living condition.
Our intervention is to provide a humane & dignified housing solution for our construction labourers. Real estate giants RMZ Corp. and Maia Developers have supported us in this study to come out with practical design solutions. Through our interventions over 20,000 labourers have been impacted so far!
Construction Labor Community at RMZ Azure, Bengaluru
Housing about 500 labourers, the master planning of CLC at Azure included volley ball court acting as an active recreation zone, semi covered gathering spaces, green buffer zones and, separate bath and wash areas. Each space is designed keeping in count the number of persons per room as per standards to reduce overcrowding. The kitchen was planned to comprise a smokeless Chulha, a kitchen garden and an attached storage unit for vegetables. In addition to that, elements like skylights have been used to introduce diffused lighting into the housing units. The units were properly painted and maintained to prevent any probable corrosion.
Nivasa partnered with the NGO Apsa that conducted monthly health camps, ran tobacco-alcohol awareness programs benefiting the labourers. Here collective efforts helped to get ahead of project timelines, inducing a positive behaviour among the fellow workers which in turn improved the attendance due to health betterment, enhancing the overall work output. The intervention proved to have positive impact and JMC continues to implement such labour camps across all of their other projects.
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