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  • 02 January, 2021

  • 10 Min Read

Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) initiative

Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) initiative

  • With the continuous expansion of India as a knowledge-driven economy, the ‘customer-focused’ and ‘application-driven’ policy for the Indian Telecom Sector, which can form the main pillar of Digital India has become the need of the hour.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of six Light House Projects in six cities as part of the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) initiative.
  • The aim of the programme is to build around 1,000 houses each in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) over a period of 12 months. Modern construction practices from countries such as France, Germany and Canada would be adopted.

  • Addressing the Chief Ministers, Governors and other officials of the respective States via videoconference, Mr. Modi said the country was getting new technologies for providing resilient, and comfortable housing for the poor and the middle class. The cooperation extended by the States was strengthening cooperative federalism, he said.
  • The GHTC provided the scope for incubating new technologies for construction and innovation, he pointed out, and called upon planners, architects and students to visit the project sites, learn from the technologies, and mould them for use in accordance with the local requirements.
  • He said another major initiative — the Central rental housing complex project — was conceived last year, for migrant labourers.
  • The project was being implemented in coordination with industrialists and other investors.

Source: TH


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