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Government set to launch Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge



Government set to launch Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge under PMAY-U: Details

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is all set to launch Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge as part of technology sub-mission of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U). 

The challenge initiative is aimed to accelerate PMAY-U’s target of providing ‘housing for all’ as the scheme is moving at a pace far slower than its rural counterpart.

With this global challenge, MoHUA will invite ideas for innovative technologies for mass housing projects that can help build houses faster, cheaper and of better quality with sustainable green materials.

The selected technologies will be tried and tested to be found suitable to geographical conditions of six different urban areas selected across the country with varying terrains such as hilly, plain, or earthquake-prone etc.

Under it, 4 parameters in challenges are time, cost, quality, and sustainability.

The winning technologies will be used to build 1,000 houses, multi-storey or otherwise, depending on area type, in each of these places. The technology will be chosen in such a way that it is scalable so that it can be used to construct cheaper and faster mass housing in similar areas.


Under PMAY-U, around 8 lakh houses have been constructed since its launch in June 25, 2015. It does not even account for 10% of revised MoHUA target of providing 1.2 crore houses by 2022.

As against this, under the rural component of the scheme, PMAY-Gramin, 48.26 lakh houses have been built, with pace almost on course of meeting a target of 2.95 crore houses by 2022.


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