NAREDCO Mahi Convention Calls for Increased Participation of Women in Real Estate

Property consultants Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) in association with the women’s wing of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), unveiled a joint report at the 2nd NAREDCO Mahi Convention held recently in New Delhi. As per estimates, there are 7 million women participants against their 50 million male counterparts. The report also highlights that in terms of leadership roles only 2% of women are at the helm in the construction firms and this disparity requires to be addressed.

As per the report, only 33% workforce in the real estate sector in India are women. A host of panel discussions also took place at the 2nd NAREDCO Mahi convention on various subjects like water conservation, green building and sustainability, and scale and growth of Indian startups in partnership with WiREnet World. The convention began with a welcome address by Dr Ananta S Raghuvanshi, Founder Member, and President of Naredco Mahi. Rajan Bandelkar, President of NAREDCO also addressed at the convention. He focused on establishing linkages between past and future real estate practices with integration of modern technologies. Also present on the occasion were Alok Gupta, Director General, Preeti Singh, Deputy Director General of NAREDCO.

Participating in the panel discussion on Jal Bachao Kal Bachao, Gurmit Singh Arora, President, Indian Plumbing Association said it’s important to take a pledge to save and treat every drop of water to prevent water wastage. Sanjay Dutt, MD and CEO, Tata Realty and Infrastructure said real estate and infrastructure projects respect water bodies and their sources. Stressing on the need to save water, Sheetal Bilkar, Director of Urja Building Services called for valuing each drop of water as precious.

The topic of the next panel discussion in this conclave was: Green Building and Sustainability and the session focussed on ensuring the sustainability in real estate construction projects. The session witnessed participants including Shabnam Bassi, Associate Director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Nitin Mittal, Chairman, KNest Aluform, Dr. Sunita Purushotam, Head of Sustainability at Mahindra Lifespaces Developers, Umit Bhatia, Director of Sustainability Strategy, West Asia and Dr Ruby Makhija, Founder, the Why Waste Wednesdays Foundation, among others.

The conclave also saw deliberation on the entrepreneurial mindset scale and growth of Indian startups in partnership with WiREnet World. An MoU was announced between NAREDCO Mahi and WiREnet World. A founder member and Vice President (North), Khair ULL Nissa Sheikh moderated the panel which discussed ways on promoting entrepreneurship and fostering an ecosystem supporting the growth of startups in the real estate sector.
As per the memorandum WiREnet World would provide skilled manpower for entire real estate sector for its multiple requirements. The conclave also had the the presence of Mr. Ramveer Tanwar known as the “pond man of India, besides Sampat Devi, Founder, Gulabi Gang.

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