The Prism Cement Company wanted low-cost housing for its employees next to the plant in Satna,MP. The plot was large , but the client specified the overall sizes of apartments, which were on the smaller side. The master plan therefore incorporated a lot of green open areas. The main thoroughfare of the township was the main access road to the cement plant site. The plot was on formerly agricultural land, without any infrastructure at all; planning the networks of roads, electricity, sewage, water supply, telephones and so on was the first step. The residential units were designed by first selecting base module supplied with all infrastructure, this was 20 ft by 20 ft in width; the different- sized units varied around that so that flexibility was ensured without affecting the basic infrastructure. The height of the buildings was limited to G+1. The openings in the walls were kept to a minimum as a response to both climate and budget. According to RSA low cost housing does not mean low quality; all it means is that every rupee spent has to give maximum mileage. That this approach has succeeded here is amply proved by the fact that these apartments which were designed for the lowest cadre of employees, are also now being used comfortably by the executive and managerial level staff, simply by combining two or three such units to create larger areas. It was a pleasure to work within a budget , says RS, the design process was challenging and yet straightforward, with much less frustration caused by the wastage of time, effort and money.