The Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra


KESNIK is a pioneering organization initiated in 1989 by Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose IAS senior civil servant and a housing expert for 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.

  • Transfer of technology from lab to land
  • Dissemination of these technologies to the masses
  • Training (locals/beneficiaries) in alternate building technology options
  • Implementing/demonstrating these technologies by undertaking construction and consultancy projects.

Shri. K Rajan

Chairman, Minister for Revenue and Housing

Smt. Tinku Biswal IAS

Principal Secretary, Department of Revenue & Housing

Dr. Febi Varghese

Director, Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra
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Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra (KESNIK)

Our Activities


A wide range of projects which are being implemented by Nirmithi is a proof of the

Material Testing
Material Testing

Nirmithi has Material testing and quality control labs at Regional Centres

Housing Guidance Centre
Housing Guidance Centre

The Technical Wing of KESNIK has a Housing Guidance Centre attached to every Regional Nirmithi Kendra

Production Centres
Production Centres

KESNIK has setup 9 CEEF Building Material Production units at its Regional Centres in


KESNIK has 15 Kalavaras where cement and steel are being sold to BPL beneficiaries at a maximum cost

Training Wing
Training Wing

To counter to the shortage of skilled manpower, Nirmithi regularly conducts training programmes


The Laurie Baker International School of Habitat Studies is established by the Government of Kerala.

Architectural Design Wing
Architectural Design Wing

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Our Major Projects

  • Attappady package renovation of sub centres
  • Forest Neighour Hood Project Malappuram
  • Path way development at Thekkinkad, Thrissur
  • Beautification & Infrastructure works at Kottakkunnu, Malappuram
  • Construction of New block of Women and Children at Palakkad.
  • Construction of Yathri Nivas at Idukki.
  • Modernization and Tourism Development of Vilangankuunnu Destination at Thrissur.
  • Enhancement of Tourism Facilities in Existing Tourist place Cherumbu Eco Village at Thrissur.
  • DTPC Marine museum & karma road beautification at Malappuram
  • Tourist Hub at Nilambur.
  • Construction of way side facility centre Vamanapuram.
  • Construction of Building for Goreksha Bhavan. Tvpm


KESNIK has 3.65 acres of land at PTP Nagar with buildings which depict various CEEF Technologies and various Rain water harvesting techniques . While designing our Head Office Campus utmost attention was given in constructing each buildings in the campus using different CEEF construction methodologies for the benefit of Public, Engineering Students, Clients and Policy Makers (Politicians).

Besides to office buildings we have a full fledged library, Open Air Auditorium, a Conference Room, Guest houses , Classrooms,a Nalukettu , Demonstration buildings like Arayum Purayum and Mud House . The Open Air Auditorium, Conference room, Guest Houses and classrooms are available for rent to public.