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“Light House Projects challenge”

Topics Covered:

  1. Infrastructure- energy related issues.


“Light House Projects challenge”


What to study?

  • For Prelims: About Light House Projects challenge and GHTC- India- key facts.
  • For Mains: Significance and rationale behind these challenges.


Context: The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has instituted a challenge for States/ UTs to select six sites across the country for constructing the Lighthouse projects under GHTC-India.


Key facts:

  1. The winning six States/ UTs that score the highest marks across the prescribed criteria will be awarded lighthouse projects.
  2. The States/ UTs will receive Central Assistance to construct these projects as per PMAY (U) guidelines.
  3. In addition to this, a Technology Innovation Grant (TIG) for the States/ UTs is provisioned to offset the impact of any additional cost implication due to the use of new technology and to absorb the issues related to economies of scale and other related factors.
  4. The selected sites for lighthouse projects will be used as an ‘open laboratory’ for live demonstration and will receive due attention from academia (Civil Engineering, Planning, Architecture), practitioners (Public/ Private), policy makers (Central/ State) and media apart from felicitation/ recognition in Grand Expo-cum-Conference.


“Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India)”:

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has already launched a “Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India)”.

The challenge has three components viz. i) Conduct of Grand Expo-cum-Conference, ii) Identifying Proven Demonstrable Technologies from across the globe and iii) Promoting Potential Technologies through the establishment of Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators- India (ASHA-I) for incubation and accelerator support.