The Construction activity is enormously increasing day by day in India which leads to either acute shortage of building materials or to accept the sub standard materials which are available in the market which increases not only the cost of construction but also waste of available energies like Fire wood, Petroleum by products which is a burden on National resources.
There are so many R & D institutes in India like CBRI, SERC, IIT, RRL etc., have developed so many alternative technologies so that we can reduce the cost of construction and also we can conserve the energy to a large extent and also recycling of waste materials. Government of India has established Building Centers in each district under the National Network of “Building Centers” in India. These are all “Technology Transfer” Centers. These Building Centers will promote and propagate the proven technologies from the above R&D Institutes to the field on “Lab to Land” principles.
Dakshina Kannada district administration has established one such centre called “DAKSHINA KANNADA NIRMITHI KENDRA ” on 1989, which is located at Surathkal and it is functioning by the having body under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, D.K. district.