A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 12 2020 10:14PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
India conducts highest ever single day COVID-19 tests; recovery rate improves to over 70 pct            National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 deliberates on strategy to ensure availability of vaccines & its delivery mechanism            Nitin Gadkari calls for increased international investment in Indian Highways & MSME sectors            PM Modi to launch platform for 'Transparent Taxation-Honoring the Honest' tomorrow            121 Police personnel awarded Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation for 2020           

National News

Mar 02, 2019
8:19PM

PM Modi stresses on use of advanced technology to meet increasing demand for houses

PIB
In an effort to stress on the use of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand of housing in the country caused by rapid urbanisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today declared the period from April 2019 to March 2020 as Construction-Technology year. 

Addressing the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in New Delhi, Mr Modi said, the quality of house and space per home has improved during the NDA government's rule. He said the government is ensuring that houses have water, power, ujjawala connections and other such facilities. 

Mr Modi said, the government has changed the face of the housing industry in the country and is committed to the affordable housing to all by 2022.

Prime Minister said, his government has already constructed one crore 30 lakh houses in the last four and a half years, while the previous government made only 25 lakh houses in its tenure.
           
Prime Minister said, GST in the construction sector has been lessened and in affordable housing, GST has been decreased to one per cent from eight per cent. He said the GST on the under-construction housing projects, has been decreased to five per cent from 12 per cent. 

He said the government is encouraging disaster-resilient and energy-efficient construction. Mr Modi also sought private sector cooperation in the improvement of the real estate sector in the country.

In a reference to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who returned to India yesterday, Mr Modi said, the world is watching what India does. The Prime Minister said, the meaning of Abhinandan is now different from the earlier one which means a welcome.

AIR correspondent reports, the 2-day conference will identify proven, innovative and globally established technologies for use in the Indian context. Technology providers, researchers, start-ups, developers, academia, public sector agencies and other domain experts are participating in the event. 

Proven technologies which are identified during the conference will be further invited to design and build lighthouse projects of nearly one thousand housing units each in Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.
 

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 12 (Aug) Midday News 12 (Aug) Evening News 12 (Aug) Hourly 12 (Aug) (1910hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 12 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 12 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 12 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 12 (Aug) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 12 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 12 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 12 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 12 (Aug) Parikrama 12 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 12 (Aug) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 12 (Aug) Spotlight/News Analysis 12 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 12 (Aug) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 8 (Aug)
  • Money Matters 22 (Mar)
  • International News 22 (Mar)
  • Press Review 23 (Mar)
  • From the States 23 (Mar)
  • Let's Connect 22 (Mar)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 23 (Mar)
  • Know Your Constitution 30 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 22 (Mar)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 23 (Mar)
  • Fit India New India 23 (Mar)
  • Weather Report 21 (Mar)
  • North East Diaries 22 (Mar)
  • 150 Years of Bapu 22 (Mar)
  • Sector Specific Discussions 22 (Mar)