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Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India)

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Subject: Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India)

India’s urban  population  is  expected  to  reach  40%  by  2030,  contributing  to  75% of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to rapid urbanization. For fostering faster and sustainable grow thofcities, are ceptive,innovativeandproductiveenvironmentisimperative to ensure better quality ofliving. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has pledged to createa"New India "that is strong, prosperousandall-encompassingby2022.

In order to address the increasing housing requirements of cities in India,the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA),Government of India,is implementing Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana-Urban (PMAY-U) for providing houses to all eligibleurban beneficiaries by the year 2022.

Prime Minister of India has envisagedaparadigm shift in technology using large scale construction under PMAY (U) as an opportunity to get the best available construction technologiesacrosstheglobe.The shiftin technology transition will address the largescale housing construction in minimum time and minimum cost with efficient usage of resources and environmentally sustainablepractices.

In this context, MoHUA has initiated a "Global Housing TechnologyChallenge-India (GHTC-India)".The challenge shall have various activities such as conduct of Grand Expo- cum-Conference, identifying Proven Demonstrable Technologies for ‘Lighthouse Projects' and establishment of Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators-India (ASHA-I) for Incubation and Accelerator support amongst others. The winners of this challenge willbe suitably awarded by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. A dedicated website for the GHTC-India namely www.qhtc-inclia.gov.in has been created for easy referenceand for participatin ginthe challenge under various components.

GHTC-India has been launched on 14th January, 2019 and a Grand Expo-cum- Conference on GHTC-India is being organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhiduring 04-05 March,2019(tentative).This Global Expointends to have participation from wide range of stake holders such as global technology providers, private and public sector agencies, developers,entrepreneurs,researches,technical institution samong others froma cross the world. The Expo will have panel discussions, inspiring ta lks/ sessions, exhibitions of prototypes, models, digital and poster displays, exchange of knowledge and business part from providing networking opportunities.

Through the Expo, the invitees will be able to showcase their technologies and expertise through Models, Prototypes, Digital and poster displayand Presentations.The Expo shall also provide an unique opportunity for B2B interactions with global as well as Indian industr ypartners and explore further are as of collaboration,signing of MoUs and working India on housing construction sector. With US $2.85 trillion GDP, India is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world. The construction is emerging as the third largest sector globally; it may reach US $738.5 billion in value by 2022 and therefore it is anopportune time for these globally available technologies to come and be a part of ‘Make in India’.

MoHUA have been undertaking consultations with various stake holders in order to frame this challenge.During these consultations, MoHUA has identified 38countries (inthe attached list) which have don eimportant/pioneering workin the are a ofinno vative housing construction technologies which are sustainable, safe and can deliver affordable houses expeditiously.The technical know-how and experience of execution of project available there would be of great helpto India in solving mass housing requirement.

In order to make the GHTC-India a grand success, maximum participation of global housing technology providers, housing construction companies and real estate, business houses or other related stakeholders is necessary. A presentation made by  Secretary, MoHUA on 21st January, 2019 before Heads of Foreign Missions in India is also enclosed for information.

For  further information, Mr. R.K. Gautam, Director, MoHUA (E-mail: ghtc-mhua@gov.in, Tel: +9111 23063266 and Ms. Priya Nair, Director (ED) [E-mail:dired@mea.gov.in] may be contacted.

List of 38 countries identified by MoHUA
Secretary, MoHUA's PPT during the interective session on 21st Jan 2019

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