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 PM to inaugurate Construction Technology India-2019 expo on Saturday
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PM to inaugurate Construction Technology India-2019 expo on Saturday

In response to the envisaged vision of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has conceptualised a Global Housing Technology Challenge - India (GHTC- India) which aims to identify and mainstream a basket of innovative technologies from across the globe that are sustainable and disaster-resilient.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY-U) targets the construction of 1 crore housing units by 2022, of which 79 lakh houses have been sanctioned by MoHUA, the Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

More than 41 lakh houses have already been grounded and 16 lakh houses are completed and handed over to beneficiaries. Within the ambit of the overarching PMAY (U), a Technology Sub-Mission (TSM) was set up, to facilitate the adoption of innovative, sustainable, green and disaster-resilient technologies and building materials for low-cost, speedier and quality construction of houses.

Currently more than 12 lakh houses are being built with new technologies. The GHTC-India platform aspires to provide an eco-system for the adoption of innovative technologies in the housing construction sector in a holistic manner.

“Construction Technology India – 2019,” the expo–cum–conference, is being organised by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs on March 2- 3 in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi to identify proven, innovative and globally established technologies for use in the Indian context. Technology providers, researchers, start-ups, developers, academia, public sector agencies and other domain experts are participating in the two-day event. (UNI)