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Lighthouse Project Challenge by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Post by Admin,Feb 12,2019.
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The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has instituted a challenge for States/ UTs to select six sites across the country for constructing the Lighthouse projects under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC-India).

  • MoHUA encourages all States/ UTs to participate in this challenge proactively.
  • The winning six States/ UTs that score the highest marks across the prescribed criteria will be awarded lighthouse projects. 
  • The States/ UTs will receive Central Assistance to construct these projects as per PMAY(U) guidelines.
  • In addition to this, a Technology Innovation Grant (TIG) for the States/ UTs is provisioned to offset the impact of any additional cost implication due to the use of new technology and to absorb the issues related to economies of scale and other related factors. 
  • The selected sites for lighthouse projects will be used as an 'open laboratory' for a live demonstration and will receive due attention from academia (Civil Engineering, Planning, Architecture), practitioners (Public/ Private), policymakers (Central/ State) and media apart from felicitation/ recognition in Grand Expo-cum-Conference.

Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)

  • It aims to identify and mainstream a basket of innovative technologies from across the globe that are sustainable and disaster-resilient.
  • Conceptualised through extensive consultations with various stakeholders, GHTC-India leverages the scale and successes of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and its Technology Sub-Mission.
  • To enable a technology transition, GHTC-India will encourage participation from across the affordable urban housing and construction sectors, such as technology providers, researchers, start-ups, developers, academia, public sector agencies, and civil society organizations.
Components of GHTC
  • Conduct of Grand Expo-cum-Conference.
  • Identifying Proven Demonstrable Technologies from across the globe.
  • Promoting potential technologies through the establishment of Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators- India (ASHA-I) for incubation and accelerator support.