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    PM Modi lays foundation stone of light house projects in 6 states on first day of New year; Says these Projects will showcase best forms of technology for urban housing needs

    Published on January 1, 2021

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Light House Projects will showcase the best forms of technology, used for public welfare and light house projects will help support urban housing needs. He said, the projects will make every citizen proud that the nation is leveraging high-end technology to give an impetus to our development trajectory. Greeting everyone on the occasion of new year, the Prime Minister said that we enter 2021 with new vigour and opportunities. He said, housing schemes were not in the priority list of earlier Central Governments. Mr. Modi added that the current government realises that transformation is impossible without all-around development. He said, the country has adopted a new approach and a different road ahead.

    The Prime Minister informed that in Ranchi, 3D construction systems from Germany are being used, whereas steel frame technology from New Zealand is being used in Agartala. He informed me that in Lucknow, construction technology from Canada is being used. Mr. Modi said that these projects will prove to be like incubation centres for our planners, engineers, architects and students where they will be able to experiment with the new technology. He added that the government has introduced the ASHA India project to promote research and innovation in the construction sector. He said, this will pave the way to develop new and inexpensive technology to build houses in the 21st century. Prime Minister said, under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, lakhs of houses have been built in a very short span of time and construction of many more is still going on. He said, the reforms done in the past years, in the construction sector has helped improve India’s ranking in terms of construction permits from 185 to 27. He informed that the online system for construction-related permits has been expanded to more than 2 thousand cities in the country. Mr. Modi said, investment in infrastructure, construction and housing sector has a force multiplier effect in the economy.

    Earlier in the day, PM Modi had tweeted that on the first day of 2021 he will be taking part in a programme aimed at transforming India’s urban landscape. Under the project, Agartala, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Chennai and Ranchi 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 after all statutory approvals.

    Union minister for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and Chief ministers of Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, respectively, also addressed the gathering.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House Project under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India at Lucknow via video conferencing today. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also participated in the event. On this occasion the Chief minister said that under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi his government is providing houses to all those who are homeless. He said that the state will provide more than 17 lakh 58 thousand houses to the urban poor families. Around 6 lakh 15 thousand houses had already been provided to urban poor families in the state. Yogi Adityanath said that his government is committed to provide a house to each and every urban poor family of the state.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for 1144 houses for the people of the Economically Weaker Sections EWS- category to be built at Rajkot in Gujarat under the lighthouse project today. through video conferencing.  Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present during the function.

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami took part in the foundation stone laying function and thanked the Prime Minister on Behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu.