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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Gujarat CM assures prime minister of timely completion of over 1,000 houses – ET RealEstate

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state government would try to finish building over 1,000 houses under the Light House Projects (LHP) in Rajkot city within the deadline. The prime minister on Friday laid the foundation stone for 1,144 residences coming up in Rajkot under the LHP.

Rajkot is one of the six cities in India chosen by the Modi government for this project to provide homes to the urban poor using green construction technology.

“The 1,144 houses in Rajkot will be built at a cost of Rs 118 crore,” Rupani said in his address in Rajkot ahead of the virtual foundation stone-laying ceremony.

“The Light House Project will help the government provide houses to poor and middle-class citizens. I thank the PM for selecting Rajkot for this project. Crores of poor people across the country will get their houses. We will try our best to complete the project in time,” Rupani said.

The chief minister further said that the Gujarat government will ensure that Rajkot’s LHP will become a model for other states.

“We will be using tunnel formwork construction technology, which will help us reduce the cost,” he added.

Giving details about the ongoing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the chief minister told the PM that the state government has given a go-ahead to build 7.29 lakh affordable houses in Gujarat under the scheme.

“Gujarat is leading in the implementation of the PMAY. We have already allotted 4.39 lakh houses to the beneficiaries under the scheme till date. Around 2.95 lakh beneficiaries also received subsidy on their home loans under the scheme,” Rupani said.

To give additional relief to the poor and the middle class, the state government does not collect any stamp duty and registration charges from beneficiaries, Rupani told Modi.

On the occasion, the chief minister also inaugurated or laid foundation stones for different projects, meant for Rajkot, worth Rs 112 crore.

The state government has launched projects worth Rs 20,000 crore in the span of five months, he said.

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Global tech houses in Tamil Nadu will be given to poor: Chief minister – ET RealEstate

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami

CHENNAI: The construction of 1,152 houses here under the Light House Projects, Global Housing Technology Challenge-India is set to be completed within 15 months and would be allotted to the urban poor, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said here on Friday.

The disaster-proof tenements, that come with eco- friendly features suitable for diverse climatic conditions would be allotted to urban poor, families living on the banks of waterways and other objectionable lands here, he said taking part virtually in the foundation stone laying function for the initiative.

From Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of LHPs under the GHTC-India at six sites spread across six states including Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura. The project is aimed at building houses in multiple cities of the country in 12 months.

Palaniswami said the Centre has sanctioned construction of 1,152 tenements with an area of 413 sq ft at Perumbakkam here at a cost of Rs 116.27 crore.

Under the LHPs-GHTC-India plan, tenements shall have amenities like a fair price shop, two Anganwadi centres, a library, a milk booth and six shops.

“The project will also have a sewage treatment plant and an electrical sub-station,” he said adding the work would be completed within 15 months.

The state government was pleased to partner with the Central government in such initiatives and projects, he said.

Tamil Nadu is the most urbanised state in the country where 48.45 per cent of the total population lived in urban areas and 14.63 lakh families among them in slums.

To address the housing needs of urban slum families, late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had unveiled TN Vision 2023, which envisages slum-free cities in the state by 2023, he recalled.

Palaniswami also mentioned his recent announcement of additional sanction of Rs 70,000 by the state government for beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin scheme.

Under the PMAY (Urban), sanction has been accorded for construction of 1,62,720 (multi-storied) tenements and 3,42,769 individual houses at a total cost of Rs 27,000 crore, he said.

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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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