No, all the applications will be accepted online only.


EXPO will be held on 2nd & 3rd March,2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India.

Yes, selected Technology Providers will be required to display their system through presentation and Exhibits. Prototype construction using technology is also welcome.


The basic information required are:

  1. Details of Technology provider with Annual Reports of last 3 years
  2. Brief on the alternate Technology
  3. Experience in construction
  4. Executed projects using the alternate technology

Please refer to the terms and conditions of participation in the Expo and Conference to find out if you are eligible to receive any support towards attending.


A Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) constituted by MoHUA, Govt. of India for this purpose shall evaluate and finalise the technologies.

The alternate & innovative technologies are technologies replacing conventional construction technologies such as:

  1. Load bearing masonry building, i.e., walls built with masonry made of brick, cement concrete solid, hollow blocks and any other masonry, and with roof made of RC.
  2. Cast in-situ RC frame building with masonry infill walls and cast in-situ RC slab.

The following information amongst others will be required on getting shortlisted by TEC, in prescribed proforma, which will be available on the website,

  1. Details of Technology
  2. Certification of the Technology by recognized agency, if any
  3. Details of the following
    - Structural integrity & serviceability against vertical and lateral loads (earthquake & wind).
    - Fire safety
    - Thermal performance
    - Acoustic performance
    - Durability
    - Performance against rain penetration
    - Sustainability & maintenance aspects
    - Quality control & assurance aspects

The applications, in prescribed proforma available on line through website, will be received based on the details submitted for participation in EXPO and shortlisted by TEC for further selection.

Those initially shortlisted will be required to submit additional technical details about the technology in prescribed proforma available on the website for selection process.

The TEC will examine & evaluate the Details and based on their interaction with the Technology Providers during Expo, will select Technologies suitable for six identified locations covering different Indian geo-climatic conditions.

All the technology Providers, so shortlisted will be eligible for participation in Light House projects through bidding process.

The final selection for light house projects will be based on least cost. Six different technologies will get chance to execute the light house projects.

Technology Providers may tie up with Local support Partners, who will also be participating in the EXPO.

All technologies that do not make it to the final six Light House Projects may still have an opportunity to be used for mass housing in the country and will also be used for certification, development of SORs, inclusion in Indian standards, introduction in academic course curriculum.


  1. Gets a chance to showcase their emerging technologies at EXPO
  2. Opportunity to implement their technology on ground as a housing project approved by the government
  3. Chance to enter into huge Housing Construction market in the country
  4. Can Transfer the technology to India
  5. Can establish their production units in the country, potentially resulting in uptake of new technologies in the construction industry
  6. Benefit from their technologies being incorporated subsequently in schedule of Rates (SORs) and standards


Light House Projects are real housing project of about 1000 houses each to be built in about two hectare of land in six identified places across the country.

This will act as a live laboratory for all stakeholders to learn about different aspects of new technology.

All those Technologies ,which TEC considers fulfilling basic requirements of performance and functional need of the country will be eligible for Light House projects.

Broadly based on their suitability for the geo climatic conditions of the identified sites and meeting Structural & functional performance requirements.

If more than one technology satisfy the requirement of a particular location, all satisfying technologies will be eligible for bidding for the Light House project for that location. Decision of TEC will be final in this regard.

In six locations in different regions of the country, six different technologies will get a chance to construct lighthouse projects.

Bidding will be two bid process - Technical and Financial. Those who qualify the Technical criteria will move to Financial bidding stage.

The usual duration is 18 months. However it is expected that Technology Providers will compete to complete the project in lesser time, for which incentives are proposed.

About 1000 houses, depending upon the land and permitted FSI of the specific location.

The responsibility of Architectural design, planning also rests with the Technology provider.

One to two hectare.

Yes, if that particular technology is selected by TEC for more than one location.

Yes, respective State Government will provide suitable land needed for casting at site.

Yes, GHTC provides the platform for such tie up. During EXPO, Technology Providers will get opportunity to interact with potential Local Partners for possible tie up.

Any Indian Company/Entity which is in the business of construction of housing units or real estate development.


Yes, during the EXPO, such meetings will be arranged.


Light House projects will be live laboratories for all the stake holders.

Govt. agencies, Academia, Researchers, Builders will get chance to visit the construction site and learn different aspects of new technologies.

The project will be taken as an Affordable Housing Project (AHP) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban, with contribution from Central Government and State Government.

The expected cost/ unit is Rs 8 lakh.

In addition a Technology Innovation Grant up to Rs. 2 Lakh per dwelling unit is proposed to be given to offset the impact and absorb any issues, which may arise due to challenges of scale and other factors related to such new technology.

Role of States/UTs

Sates/ UTs are expected to actively participate in this initiative of the Govt. of India.

States/UTs are encouraged to be a part of this Challenge and come forward with suitable land ,as prescribed for Light House project and avail this unique opportunity to introduce new proven Technology in their State.

States / UTs may apply in the prescribe proforma to participate in the Light House project.

Selection will be done by TEC.

The land should be at least one to two hectare free from all encumbrances.

Other criteria for selection will be:

  • Proximity of the site from the City Centre, Connectivity of site to water supply, sewerage, electricity, public transport
  • Readiness of the site with no additional development work required
  • Commitment for financial assistance
  • Commitment to facilitate setting of new technology components, as may be needed
  • Performance in implementation of PMAY(U)

Beneficiary's selection for houses constructed under Light House Project will be done by States/UTs in accordance with the guidelines of PMAY(U).


Potential technologies needing support in handholding/ improvements to fulfil the structural, fire, functional and other requirements will get an opportunity to tie up with one of the four Incubation Centres being set up in IITs. Four such Centres are planned in IITs - Bombay, Kharagpur, Madras & Roorkee.

These Centre will receive grants based on the detailed proposals, to be appraised by BMTPC, under PMAY (U).

Accelerator Workshops will be organized during EXPO and subsequently periodically by BMTPC in collaboration with WRI for Potential Technologies which are ready for use but need guidance in standardisation, financial management, marketing etc.

Those involved in potential technology development will get guidance from Experts from Financial institutions, Bankers, Marketing and other Experts to take their innovation forward.

  1. If transfer of technology takes place for a particular technology, manufacturing units , may be setup under "Make in India" Mission
  2. Training of Professionals (engineers/architects) on new identified technologies, could be undertaken under "Skill India" Mission


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