One of the core activities under the SMARTGRAM® initiative was to enable the local villagers especially the economically weaker sections and low income group communities to empower themselves in accomplishing their aspiration of building a dwelling on their own which is comparable to the best in class modern structure and yet sustainable and affordable. The intent was to infuse a unique financial inclusion model which enabled skilling and productive employment generation opportunities for the EWS and LIG communities.
Prashak Techno Enterprises Pvt Ltd., made the above mission viable through use and deployment of its novel Habitech-NivaraTantra onsite natural sanitation integrated disaster resilient housing technology solutions and proposed the construction of a Gram Panchayat office in accordance with the Haryana Government guidelines at one of the villages under the SMARTGRAM initiative. Prashak submitted the technology proposal for construction of the GRAMALAYA at village Harchandpur and based on the significant cost value proposition, it was taken up and funded under the CSR initiative by NBCC India Limited.
The GRAMALAYA was designed (design plan annexed) to cater to not only the routine functioning of the Gram Panchayat official activities, but also enable the local villagers showcase their products and produce along with space for activities including library and commercial office space for enabling sustainability to cater to long term maintenance.
The novel Technology solutions have been researched and developed at the reputed Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)- an international institute of higher learning based in Thailand. These technology solutions have Intellectual property rights (IPR) vide a portfolio of patent filings owned by AIT and managed by Prashak. Two Indians, Dr. Praful Naik (Director & CEO of Prashak) and Prof. Dr. Siddharth Jabade (Vice Chancellor, Vishwakarma University) are co-inventors of these technology solutions.