Light House Projects (LHPs) are being built as part of the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India) initiative under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U).
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is promoting six Light House Projects (LHPs) as Live Laboratories for transfer of technology to the field. The primary goal is to encourage large scale participation of people to create technical awareness for on-site learning.
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.
The period of construction is maximum 12 months from the date of handing over of sites to the construtction agency after all statutory approvals. Approvals will be accorded through a fast track process by the concerned State Government.
|LHP location||Technology selected||No. of houses to be constructed|
|Indore, Madhya Pradesh||Prefabricated Sandwich Panel System||1024|
|Rajkot, Gujarat||Monolithic Concrete Construction using Tunnel Formwork||1144|
|Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Precast Concrete Construction System – Precast Components Assembled at Site||1152|
|Ranchi, Jharkhand||Precast Concrete Construction System – 3D Volumetric||1008|
|Agartala, Tripura||Light Gauge Steel Structural System & Pre-engineered Steel Structural System||1000|
|Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||PVC Stay In Place Formwork System||1040|
LHPs as Live Laboratories for different aspects of transfer of technology to the field which includes planning, design, production of components, construction practices and testing.
The primary goal of making these LHPs as Live Laboratories is to encourage large scale citizen participation and create technical awareness for on-site learning, multistakeholders consultation, find ideas for solutions, learning by doing, experimentation and encouraging innovation, thereby mainstreaming the globally identified proven innovative technologies.
Technographis are students from IITs, NITs, engineering, planning and architecture colleges, faculty members, academicians, and stakeholders.
The interested candidates can register themselves to visit the Live Laboratories at six LHP sites for learning, consultation, generation of ideas and solutions, experimentation, innovation, and technical awareness. This will help them in getting a first-hand account of the technologies being used and in turn, they can adapt and adopt them as per their requirements in the construction sector for a ‘Make in India’ approach. Till the completion of the LHPs within a period of 12 months, the ‘Technograhis’ will get regular updates from the sites for information dissemination.
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Source : GHTC-India portal