Pursuing the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to transform housing construction sector, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs initiated a Global Housing Technology Challenge to identify and mainstream the best available construction technologies from across the globe.

Out of the identified 54 technologies, Six Light House Projects using six distinct technologies were finalised to showcase use of these technologies for further mainstreaming in the country. The Hon’ble Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Six Light House Projects on1st January 2021.

Light House Project Chennai, Tamil Nadu, comprising of 1,152 houses, with all basic and social infrastructure facilities was completed in record 12 months. Hon’ble Prime Minister dedicated the project to the Nation on 26th May 2022. Further, Light House Project Rajkot, Gujarat was completed and inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 19th October 2022. Light House Project in Indore, Madhya Pradesh was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 5th October 2023. Further, Light House Projects in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and in Ranchi, Jharkhand were inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 10th March 2024.

LHPs are model housing projects with houses being built with shortlisted alternate technology suitable to the geo-climatic and hazard conditions of the region. This projects are demonstrating construction of ready to live houses with maximum speed, economy and with better quality of construction in a sustainable manner.

The LHPs are functional as Live Laboratories to promote widespread learning on the use of innovative construction technologies/ systems on ground and mainstreaming in Indian context. For propagation on use of innovative technologies, a drive for free online enrolment of Faculty & Students of IITs/ NITs/ Engineering colleges/ Planning & Architecture colleges; Technical Professionals engaged in Private/ Public sectors; Central/State/ULB officials; Start-ups/ Innovators/ Entrepreneurs; and other concerned stakeholders as TECHNOGRAHIS was initiated. So far more than 38,000 Technograhis have been enrolled.

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know more about particular LHP site

Lucknow Ranchi Indore Rajkot Chennai Agartala
Tamil Nadu
Precast Concrete Construction System – Precast Components Assembled at Site 1152 Completed
Monolithic Concrete Construction using Tunnel Formwork 1144 Completed
Madhya Pradesh
Prefabricated Sandwich Panel System 1024 Completed
Uttar Pradesh
PVC Stay In Place Formwork System 1040 Completed
Precast Concrete Construction System – 3D Volumetric 1008 Completed
Light Gauge Steel Structural System & Pre-engineered Steel Structural System 1000 In-progress

Salient Features:

  • LHP, shall mean a model housing project with approximate 1,000 houses built with shortlisted alternate technology suitable to the geo-climatic and hazard conditions of the region. This will demonstrate and deliver ready to live houses with speed, economy and with better quality of construction in a sustainable manner.

  • The minimum size of houses constructed under LHP shall be in accordance with the prevailing guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

  • Constructed housing under LHP will include on site infrastructure development such as internal roads, pathways, common green area, boundary wall, water supply, sewerage, drainage, rain water harvesting, solar lighting, external electrification, etc.

  • Houses under LHP will be designed keeping in view the dimensional requirements laid down in National Building Code (NBC) 2016 with good aesthetics, proper ventilation, orientation, as required to suit the climatic conditions of the location and adequate storage space, etc.

  • Convergence with other existing centrally sponsored schemes and Missions such as Smart Cities, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat (U), National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM), Ujjwalla, Ujala, Make in India shall be ensured during the designing of LHPs at each site.

  • The structural details shall be designed to meet the durability and safety requirements of applicable loads including earthquakes and cyclone and flood as applicable in accordance with the applicable Indian/International standards.

  • Cluster design may include innovative system of water supply, drainage and rain water harvesting, renewable energy sources with special focus on solar energy.

  • The period of construction will be maximum 12 months from the date of handing over of sites to the successful bidder after all statutory approvals. Approvals will be accorded through a fast track process by the concerned State/UT Government.

  • Technology Providers successfully completing the construction of LHPs within the stipulated 15 month’s period of the contract (including 3 months for preparing relevant drawings and taking all statutory approvals from various agencies in State followed by 12 months period for actual construction) will be rewarded with USD 20,000 each. A further incentive for early completion is being provided wherein technology providers who complete LHPs in less than 12 months will receive an incrementally higher bonus of USD 2,000 for each month less than stipulated period of 12 months.

  • For the subsequent allotment of constructed houses under LHPs to the eligible beneficiaries in States/ UTs, procedures of existing guidelines of PMAY (U) will be followed.

About GHTC-India

Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) intends to get the best globally available innovative construction technologies through a challenge process. It aims to demonstrate and deliver ready to live-in houses in minimum time and minimum cost with high-quality of construction in a sustainable manner... Click here to read more

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