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 has been completed in record 12 months Hon’ble Prime Minister dedicated the Light House Project Chennai to the Nation on 26th May 2022. Further, Light House Project Rajkot, Gujarat was also completed which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 19th October 2022. These two Projects have been successfully completed in all respect, despite the COVID pandemic and adverse weather conditions.
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 36,000 Technograhis have been enrolled.
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|LHP LOCATION||TECHNOLOGY SELECTED||NUMBER OF HOUSES TO BE CONSTRUCTED||STATUS|
|Precast Concrete Construction System – Precast Components Assembled at Site||1152||Completed|
|Monolithic Concrete Construction using Tunnel Formwork||1144||Completed|
|Prefabricated Sandwich Panel System||1024||In-progress|
|PVC Stay In Place Formwork System||1040||In-progress|
|Precast Concrete Construction System – 3D Volumetric||1008||In-progress|
|Light Gauge Steel Structural System & Pre-engineered Steel Structural System||1000||In-progress|