Home buyers often hassles about the rates and grades of a building. For this they often tend to rely upon the contractor, who might not quote appropriate prices. But soon this hassle for home buyers will be cut down.
The Mines and Geology department will shortly launch a mobile application (App), in Karnataka where they will have direct access to rates, grades, lease (survey number) and details of where major construction materials are available. The App is being developed at a cost of Rs 5 lakh.
The features and other provisions
The special feature of this App, which is being developed in-house, is that it does not require Internet connection once it is downloaded on to the device.
The department will share contact numbers of crushers and quarries, which will be available at the click of a button. The user can download the App from Google Play Store and look up information on the location and pricing of construction material such as sand, granite and bricks.
The core motive of this app is to give homebuyers direct access to raw materials and to ensure that they got quality material at appropriate rates. Through this app first-hand information on the quality and appropriate rates, which they can counter-check, and not get cheated. The department will link around 1,200 crushers and nearly 3,000 quarries with the buyers. The buyer can directly source the raw material, which will be delivered to his/her doorstep.
Karnataka produces around 31 minerals including quartz, bauxite, mica, corundum. Unfortunately people are not even aware of them. As Karnataka is rich in minerals, especially minor minerals, the department wants to showcase the same through this App.