Initiative has been taken under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U)
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the registration module for TECHNOGRAHIS – students from IITs, NITs, engineering, planning and architecture colleges, faculty members, academicians. Through this module students can now visit six Light Housing Projects (LHPs) across the country. Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary, MoHUA, launched the module via a video conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of six LHPs on January 1, 2021, at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow. LHPs are being set up as part of the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India). The initiative has been taken under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U).
While launching the module, Mishra said that candidates can enroll themselves to visit live laboratories at six LHP sites for consultation, learning, 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,” Misra added.
He also introduced the first volume of the LHP e-newsletter that captures the progress of the projects at each location. Twelve such e-newsletters will be published every month to inform the students, faculty, stakeholders and public about the development works via write-ups and photographs.