Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S. Puri has called for a paradigm shift in technology transition using large scale construction under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. He has launched “Global Housing Technology Challenge-India” which envisioned to source technologies from all over the world and identify such technologies which would be suitable for adoption in India
Global Housing Technology Challenge-India intends to get best globally available innovative construction technologies through a challenge process. It seeks to demonstrate and deliver ready to live-in houses in a shorter time, with lower cost and quality construction in a sustainable manner. It also seeks to promote future technologies, to foster an environment of research and development in the country.
Pointing out that the conventional system of housing construction is time consuming as well as resource intensive, Hardeep S Puri emphasised that there is a need to look for new emerging, disaster-resilient, environment friendly, cost effective and speedy construction technologies. “The shift in technology transition will also address the challenges of large-scale housing construction in minimum time and cost with optimum use of resources and environment friendly practices”, he added.
GHTC-India will bring change, both in the perception as well as the manner in which construction of houses is done. The challenge has three components, Conduct of Grand Expo-cum-Conference, Identifying Proven Demonstrable Technologies from across the world and Promoting Potential Technologies through setting up incubation centers at selected IITs and organizing accelerator workshops under the Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators- India Program.