Need paradigm shift in innovative construction technologies to meet the challenges of large scale housing construction: Hardeep Singh Puri

The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Shri Hardeep Singh Puri launching the Global Housing Technology Challenge – India, in New Delhi on January 14, 2019. The Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Durga Shanker and other dignitaries are also seen.

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.