Realty needs to build legions, brick by brick
Yet India is a labour surplus economy and the US isn’t. Also the skill levels available for workers to pick up in the US far outweigh those available in any metro in India. Despite the difference, the sharply rising wages show how the skill shortage in the construction sector is driving up wages without any benefit to the rest of the economy.
* Minimum wage rate for skilled worker in Delhi: R9,568 per month
* Minimum wage rate in New York city: $7.25 per hour(Conversion based on a 26-day period and applying a PPP factor)
The result: plumbing gear for instance bought from the best of companies do not sit on their hubs properly. Repairs by the neighbourhood hardware dealer with a makeshift plumber creates a temporary solution. Eventually the cold water tap gets stuck, or won’t close properly, leaking water in the bargain.
This is a common occurrence in almost every real estate project. The examples point to the lack of adequate skilled people who can deliver quality services for the sector.
A study brought out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) — an independent, representative professional body which regulates property professionals and surveyors — titled ‘Real Estate and Construction Professionals in India by 2020’ says that the shortage begins