April 2019-March 2020 to be observed as Construction-Technology Year
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared ‘April 2019-March 2020’ as Construction-Technology year at the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-conference in New Delhi.
- Construction-Technology year emphasises the role of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand for housing in the country caused by rapid
- The declaration of Construction year aims to give the housing sector a new pace by using the latest technologies available in the world.
- The integration of modern technology to the housing sector would make the sector more dynamic and vibrant.
- India has even launched the Global Housing Technology Challenge to fast-track the construction of affordable housing and meet the target of constructing 1.2 crore houses by 2022.
- Government is also focussing on bringing systematic reforms to provide technical skills to the youth and making changes in engineering and technology curriculum.
At the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched the GHTC-India mobile application, an interactive platform for all stakeholders for the exchange of knowledge on innovation and alternative housing technologies.