Housing ministry all set to launch Light House Projects in 6 states

Construction of Light House Projects will start at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow under the LHP initiative of the ministry, which offers a Technology Innovation Grant of Rs2 lakh per house, which is over and above of the existing share of Rs1.5 lakh per house under PMAY (U).

Minister of state for housing and urban affairs Hardeep S Puri launched the CLSS Awas Portal (CLAP) on Monday. Separately, the ministry also exchanged memorandum of agreements (MoAs) for Light House Projects under GHTC-India with the state government of Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh at the event. 
Speaking at the occasion, Puri congratulated the team of experts for such exemplary work in last few months on developing the IT based CLSS Awas Portal (CLAP), particularly to the collective effort put in by theministry, Central Nodal Agencies (CNAs) and Primary Lending Institutions (PLIs). He said that with the launch of CLAP, the grievance of the beneficiaries will be addressed in a much comprehensive, organised and transparent manner. He further highlighted that this software will help other stakeholders to work in synergy for release of subsidy to beneficiaries on time.
Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban, in June 2015, for addressing the housing demand of more than 10 million houses by 2022. To accomplish `Housing For All' mission, Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) was launched to get globally acclaimed, alternate and proven construction technologies for speedier and cost-effective construction of affordable housing. The prime minister declared 2019-2020 as ‘Construction Technology Year’.
Puri expressed his appreciation to the State Governments for construction of these Light House Projects at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow.For LHPs, the Ministry has introduced a Technology Innovation Grant as an additional grant of Rs. 2.0 lakh per house which is over and above of the existing share of Rs 1.5 lakh per house under PMAY (U).
DurgaShanker Mishra, secretary, MoHUA said the ministry has developed a web-based real time monitoring system called CLAP in which all stakeholders such as MoHUA, CNAs, PLIs and beneficiaries are integrated. Mishra explained the importance of CLAP portal, as a well-designed concept in using IT based platform to bring transparency and efficiency in release of subsidy to the beneficiaries under CLSS. This Portal will enable processing of individual application, verification at initial stage, release of subsidy, transparency and minimizing grievances.
Speaking about the GHTC and signing of MoAs for LHPs,  Mishra highlighted that these LHPs are model housing projects to demonstrate and deliver ready to live-in houses expeditiously than the normal convention construction which are cost-effective, economical, sustainable, climate resilient and superior with better quality of construction.