Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra (KESNIK),
set up in 1989, is a pioneering organization in the
practice and propagation of Cost Effective and Environment
Friendly construction techniques. Cost Effective Environment
Friendly (CEEF) technology propounded by KESNIK became
a practical alternative to the high priced existing
processes and served as a relief to thousands in dilemma.
Nirmithi utilizes locally available materials thereby
economizing costs without compromising on the durability
and strength of the structure.
Broadly the objectives of Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra
are as follows:
1. Transfer of technology from lab to land
2. Dissemination of these technologies to the masses
3. Training (locals/beneficiaries) in alternate building
4. Implementing/demonstrating these technologies by
undertaking construction and consultancy projects.
The relevance & effectiveness of the Nirmithi
model was internationally recognized at the 14th session
of the United Nations Commission on Human Settlements
(UNCHS) held at Nairobi, Kenya in 1993.
In 1996, during the Second United Conference on Human
Settlements, Nirmithi was selected as ‘Global
Best Practice’ by the United Nations for its
initiative in the field of sustainable human settlements