New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to lay the foundation stone of the Light House Projects under the Global Housing Technology Challenge India (GHTC-India) at six sites across the country today via video conferencing.
According to a statement, the PM will also announce winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators-India and give out annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) Mission.
The project consists of nearly 1,100 houses which will be constructed at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Agartala and Lucknow.
The Prime Minister will also release a certificate course on innovative construction technologies named NAVARITIH and a compendium of 54 innovative housing construction technologies.
“The LHPs showcase the best of new age alternate global technologies, materials and processes in the construction sector for the first time in the country at such a large scale. they are being constructed under GHTC-India which envisages to provide an eco system for the adoption of innovative technologies in the housing construction sector in a holistic manner”, the statement said.
Five ASHA-India Centers have been set up for providing incubation and acceleration support under the ASHA-India initiative which aims to promote domestic research and entrepreneurship by providing incubation and acceleration support to potential future technologies.