The basic needs for safe shelter have been met for the most vulnerable people, including socially excluded groups and persons with special needs in the villages where CARE India intervened. The shelter repair work undertaken ensured that specific resilient features were incorporated in terms of quality, technical specification of construction materials, and its usage.
- Solid concrete bricks instead of hollow bricks for walls
- Quarry stone for foundation work
- M. Sand used for concreting work
- P. Sand used for plastering works
- Increased thickness of TMT bars for reinforced cement concrete work
- Increased size of metal used for Plain Cement Concrete (PCC) and Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) works.
- Aluminium Roofing Sheet used for roofing instead of asbestos.
The implementation of this project brought forth some examples of the following good practices:
- There was flexibility in levels of assistance to give minimum assistance to large numbers and more intensive assistance to the most vulnerable which helped in achieving greater relevance and coverage.
- Ensured representation in participation of the families, specifically of women members in the entire process of shelter repair.