Uttar Pradesh CM lays foundation stone of Light House project in Lucknow – ET RealEstate

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government has managed to provide houses to the urban poor, taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and exuded confidence that the Light House Project would prove to be a milestone in this direction.

Adityanath was speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of a Light House Project, which was launched online by the prime minister in six states, including Uttar Pradesh.

Houses being built under this project will take less time to complete and will be resilient, affordable and comfortable, and modern construction practices from countries like France, Germany and Canada will be put into use, Modi said during the launch.

Extending New Year greetings, the chief minister said so far 17.58 lakh houses have been allotted under the Housing for All scheme, of which 6.15 lakh have been completed and provided to poor families. Construction work was going on for 10.80 lakh houses, he added.

Adityanath asserted that the Light House Project will prove to be a milestone in providing sustainable, environment-friendly and disaster-resistant houses to the homeless in a time-bound manner.

According to an official statement, under the Light House Project to come up at a cost of Rs 131 crores in Avadh Vihar Yojan in Lucknow, 1,040 urban poor will get flats of 415 sq ft area.

The actual cost of each flat will be Rs 12.59 lakh, of which Rs 7.83 lakh will be given as grant by the Central and the state governments. The remaining will have to be borne by the allottee belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS), it said.

The allotment of the houses will be done as per the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Urban, and an open lottery will be conducted through the District Urban Development Authority, the statement said, adding that these flats will be provided in a year’s time.



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Andhra Pradesh leads in implementing PMAY-Urban: Chief minister – ET RealEstate

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that his government has taken lead in the country in implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U). The state has initiated a special drive to provide house sites to 30.75 lakh eligible deserving people throughout the state, he added.

Chief Minister Reddy made the statements while taking part in the foundation stone laying ceremony of Light House Projects (LHPs) on Friday via conferencing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) via video conferencing.

Speaking at the occasion, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisioned housing for all by 2022 by which year, the nation will complete 75 years of independence. The programme is of particular relevance to the state of Andhra Pradesh which is vulnerable to natural disasters like cyclones and floods.”

For this purpose, 68,677 acres have been distributed to families, he added.

Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh also took part in the ceremony.

As per an earlier statement, LHPs will be constructed at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow, comprising about 1,000 houses at each location along with allied infrastructure facilities.



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Prime Minister to launch housing project in Ranchi on January 1 – ET RealEstate

RANCHI: In a New Year gift for Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually lay the foundation of the Centre’s ambitious Light House Project (LHP), which will be set up on 75-acre land in Ranchi’s Dhurwa area to accommodate 1,008 families of the economically weaker section.

LHP, conceptualized to offer affordable housing for the poor with the state-of-the-art construction process along with global technologies and facilities, is being launched in six different cities across the country under the Global Housing Technology Challenge. The project is part of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) but the only difference is that LHP would use the latest technology.

Governor Droupadi Murmu and chief minister Hemant Soren will also take part in the online foundation laying ceremony of the project, which will be constructed using NAVARITIH (new, affordable, validated, research innovation technologies for Indian housing).

Director (municipal administration) of the state urban development department, Vijaya Jadhav, said, “The idea is to use advanced technology for building houses that don’t just withstand the vagaries of weather but are also made of environment-friendly materials as much as possible. In Ranchi, we will be using pre-cast concrete and prefabricated materials for building the houses, which will also help us in finishing the project in record time.”

Informing that the total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 133.99 crore, Jadhav said, “We have roped in M/s SGC Magicrete LLP, a Mumbai-based firm for construction of the houses. Building Materials Technology and Promotion Council (BMTPC), a PSU, will provide technical assistance for this project.” Rao said.

She added, “The size of each house will be 315 sqft and will have one hall, a bedroom, one kitchen, a balcony and one toilet. There will be water and power facilities in the building complex along with high-speed elevators, community park, parking space for four and two-wheelers. The cost will be borne for the Centre and the state along with some share of the beneficiary.”

The department is targeting to finish the project in one year. Any person, whose annual income is Rs 3 lakh or below would be eligible to get these houses. Besides Ranchi, the foundation stone in the first phase will be laid in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Agartala (Tripura) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).



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Prime Minister to lay foundation stone for housing project in Rajkot – ET RealEstate

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone on Friday via video conferencing for 1,144 houses for people from the EWS category to be built at Rajkot under the Centre’s “light house project” (LHP), the Gujarat government said on Thursday.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be present at Rajkot as the chief guest of the programme, a government release said here.

Houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) are being built under the LHP project to provide shelter to the urban poor using green construction technology, it said.

Under the LHP project, the central government will be building over 1,000 houses each in six cities – Indore, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala, Lucknow and Rajkot.

During the function, the central government will also confer awards to Gujarat under various categories for its performance in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to provide houses to the poor, the release said.

Earlier in the day, Modi laid the foundation stone for the upcoming All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus in Rajkot via video link.

Back-to-back programmes of the prime minister in Rajkot related to various projects come ahead of elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat, including Rajkot, which are likely to be held in February.

Apart from municipal corporations, several other local bodies like municipalities and district panhcayats will also have elections during the same time.



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