PM Modi gifts major projects to 6 states, lays foundation for light house projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for Light House Projects (LHP) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC).
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for Light House Projects (LHP) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC).
The project aims to identify and mainstream many innovative technologies around the world that are sustainable and disaster-effective. CMs of 6 states were also present with him on this occasion.
Light house projects will be constructed in Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow, which will include around 1,000 houses at each location with associated infrastructure facilities.
Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh took part in the foundation stone ceremony of Light House Projects (LHP) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that PM Modi ji is determined that by 2022 every poor will have their own house. It is heartening to say that 1 crore houses have been constructed in urban areas and 3 crore houses in rural areas.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that in this housing scheme, so far more than 17 lakh families have been provided housing in the urban areas of Uttar Pradesh out of which 6,15,000 houses have been completed and made available to poor families.
Earlier PM Modi 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.”
"The The Light House Projects (LHPs) will showcase the best forms of technology, used for public welfare. It will make you proud that our nation is leveraging such technology to give an impetus to our development trajectory," PM Modi added.
Under the project, LHP will be constructed in Agartala, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Chennai and Ranchi. Each location will have more than 1,000 homes for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the society. The construction period is 12 months from the date of handing over these sites to the construction agency after all statutory approvals.