On the first day of the new year i.e. today, at 11 o’clock, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for 6 ‘Light House Project’ in 6 states. Significantly, under the Global Housing Construction Technology Competition-India, Prime Minister Modi is going to lay the foundation stone of lighthouse project in Tripura, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu today. Along with this, PM Modi will also announce the names of the winners of Asha India i.e. “Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerator” during the program organized through video conferencing. Apart from this, the Prime Minister will also distribute the annual award of excellence for the successful implementation of the housing scheme (urban).
Accommodation will be provided
The lighthouse project is an ambitious plan of the Union Urban Ministry. Under this, people will be provided with accommodation. On Thursday evening, PM Modi gave information by tweeting in this regard. He had said, ‘On the first day of 2021 New Year, will be taking part in a program aimed at transforming India’s urban landscape of India. Will lay the foundation stone of the Light House Projects and distribute PMAY (Urban) and ASHA-India awards.”
‘ Navaritih ‘ will begin
The 6 states of the country in which the Prime Minister is going to lay the foundation of the ‘Light House Project’ today. Permanent houses will be built there under the GHTC-India Initiative. During this program, a new course in the field of innovative construction technology will also be started by PM Modi. The course is named “Navaritih”. In addition to Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, the Chief Minister of 6 states, Tripura, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh will also be present in the program.
It is to be noted that in 2017, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs started a challenge for states and union territories to select 6 states across the country for the construction of ‘Light House Project’ under GHTC-India. All states and union territories were encouraged by the ministry to participate actively in this challenge. According to the prescribed norms, it was announced to provide ‘Light House Project’ to the 6 states and Union Territories which got the highest marks.