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Government launches Light House Projects challenge

Date: 12 February 2019 Tags: Infrastructure

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoUHA) has launched Light House Projects challenge aimed at bring about paradigm shift in housing construction technology sector. It has been launched under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India).

Light House Projects challenge

  • It has been launched for States/Union Territories to select six sites across country for constructing lighthouse projects. States/UTs scoring highest marks under it will be awarded lighthouse projects.
  • Winning six states/UTs which score highest marks across prescribed criteria of this challgene will be awarded lighthouse projects.
  • They will receive central assistance to construct these projects as per Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) guidelines.
  • It also has provision for Technology Innovation Grant (TIG) for states/ UTs. It will offset impact of any additional cost implication due to use of new technology and also absorb issues related to economies of scale and other related factors.
  • The selected states or UTs will then enter into Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with MoUHA to execute these lighthouse projects in their regions under GHTC-India.
  • The selected sites for lighthouse projects will be used as ‘open laboratory’ for live demonstration. It will receive due attention from policymakers, academia, public and private practitioners and media apart from felicitation and recognition in Grand Expo-cum-Conference.
  • Shortlisted global technology providers under GHTC-India will be invited to plan and construct lighthouse projects within framework of PMAY (U) on pre-selected sites provided by States/UTs.
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