C. V. Ananda Bose

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Who is C. V. Ananda Bose?

C. V. Ananda Bose is an Indian civil servant who served in the Indian Administrative Service. He is notable for not yielding to the corrupt system of the Indian bureaucracy. An eminent administrator, writer, orator and innovator, Dr C. V. Ananda Bose pioneered pathbreaking administrative innovations in rural development, affordable housing, eco-tourism development, redressal of public grievances, women’s empowerment, development of weaker sections of society and promotion of art and culture. The innovations have found expression in various developmental programmes that have been executed at the district, state and national levels in India.

It was in the area of low cost housing that Dr Bose pioneered a movement that won international acclaim. He set up the first Nirmithi Kendra in the country in the Kollam district which became the institutional mechanism for the propagation of cost-effective, environment-friendly building technology. This was positively evaluated by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India. Based on the Kollam model, the Government of India launched the National Building Centre Movement to replicate Nirmithi Kendras in every district of the country. The Nirmithi Movement was adjudged by the United Nations as one of the Global Best Practices in the field of sustainable human settlement development.

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on July 23, 2013


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