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What Materials Are Used To Build A Kutcha House?

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Is there a meaning to Pucca and Kutcha? It would be interesting to find out if there was any history in the naming of the type of homes as based on the materials that are used to build it with. Seems like a Kutcha house is more of a natural material type building as compared to the Pucca home.

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Pucca House: A pucca house is one, which has walls and roof made of the following material.

Wall material: Burnt bricks, stones (packed with lime or cement), cement concrete, timber, ekra etc

Roof Material: Tiles, GCI (Galvanised Corrugated Iron) sheets, asbestos cement sheet, RBC,(Reinforced Brick Concrete), RCC ( Reinforced Cement Concrete) and timber etc.

Kutcha House:   The walls and/or roof of which are made of material other than those mentioned above, such as un-burnt bricks, bamboos, mud, grass, reeds, thatch, loosely packed stones, etc. Are treated as kutcha house.

Semi -Pucca house: A house that has fixed walls made up of pucca material but roof is made up of the material other than those used for pucca house.

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