On New Year 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Light House Project (LHP) in six cities of six states including Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh under the Global Housing Technology Challenge India (GHTC-India). Under this project, the central government will construct more than thousand new houses in Lucknow, Indore, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Rajkot.
During this time, PM Modi said that these six projects are really like lighthouses. These will show a new direction to housing construction in the country. The participation of states from every region of the country in this campaign is strengthening our spirit of cooperative federalism. Every year 1,000 houses will be built in a year, which means an average of 2.5-3 houses per day. It is intended to succeed in this work before the next 26 January.
Asha India Program is being run
PM Modi also said that the Asha India program is being run to promote research and startups related to modern housing technology in the country. Through this, new and affordable technology of building 21st century houses will be developed in India itself. A certificate course is also being started to upgrade the skills related to new technology to the people involved in building houses, so that the countrymen can get the best technology and materials in the house building.
People now have the power of law like Rera
Prime Minister Modi said during this time that people now have the power of law like Rera. It has returned the confidence in the people that the project they are investing in will be completed, their house will no longer be stranded. At one time, the housing scheme was not a priority of the central government. The government did not care about the details and quality of the construction. If changes were not made, it would have been very difficult. Today, the country has chosen a different approach.
Houses are not available at reasonable rent to workers
PM Modi said that those who did not accept the power of our laborer, Corona forced them to accept them. In cities, our laborers do not have houses at reasonable rent. Our laborers should live with dignity, this is the responsibility of all our countrymen. With this thinking, the government, along with the industries and other investors, is emphasizing to build houses with reasonable rent and the effort is to have a house in the area where they work.
What did Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren say?
During this, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh were present along with Minister of Housing and Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that Jharkhand is a backward state and under the Light House Project, 1,008 houses will be constructed here with the help of the Central and State Government. People living here have low income as most of them are laborers. We should strategize how we can reduce their financial burden.
What did CM Yogi Adityanath and Shivraj say?
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that in this housing scheme, so far more than 17 lakh families have been provided housing in the urban area of Uttar Pradesh, out of which 6,15,000 houses were completed and made available to all poor families. Have gone Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that PM Modi’s resolve is that by 2022 every poor will have their own house. It is heartening to say that 1 crore houses have been constructed in urban areas and 3 crore houses in rural areas.
The program is particularly relevant to the state of Andhra Pradesh- Jagan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy said that the Prime Minister had envisaged housing for all by 2022, the year that would complete 75 years of the country’s independence. This program is particularly relevant for the state of Andhra Pradesh, which is troubled by natural disasters like cyclones, floods, etc. The state is at the forefront of implementing the PMWAA Urban. The state government has launched a special campaign to house 30.75 lakh eligible people. For this purpose, 68,677 acres have been distributed to the family.