Headlines January 2, 2021
PM lays foundation stone of Light House Projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually laid the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHP) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC) -India . This has been conceptualised by the Union ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The aims to identify and mainstream several innovative technologies from across the world which are sustainable and can handle a disaster situation.
PM Modi said the six projects would give housing projects in India. he said this would also strengthen the cooperative federalism. Earlier, housing projects were not taken seriously in the country.
The PM tweeted, “On the first day of 2021, will be taking part in a programme aimed at transforming India’s urban landscape. Will lay the foundation stone of Light House Projects and distribute PMAY (Urban) and ASHA-India Awards. Join Live at 11 AM.”
Under the project, LHPs will be constructed in Agartala, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Chennai and Ranchi. Each location will get more than 1,000 houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The period of construction is maximum 12 months from the date these sites are handed over to the construction agency.
Union minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and chief ministers of Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh respectively, also addressed the gathering.
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