By Ashutosh Shukla

Lucknow: With an aim to provide sustainable, environment-friendly and disaster-resistant houses built adopting modern construction practices for homeless in a time-bound manner, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed an elaborate study of the Light House Project. 

Instructing senior authorities in a high-level meeting, the Chief Minister said, “The Light House Project launched by the Prime Minister on January 1, 2021, will prove to be a milestone in providing resilient, affordable and comfortable houses to the needy. As the project has been introduced in six cities including Lucknow, an elaborate study should be conducted", he asked. 

The Chief Minister said that the Central and State Government were determined to fulfil the dream of every poor and under this mission 43 lakh families have got houses in the span of the last five years. He said that it will take less time to build houses under  LHP and directed to expedite the pace of the project. 

Project in six cities of the country

It is to be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of six Light House Projects, in Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow.

In Indore, prefabricated sandwich panel system technology would be used, while in Rajkot, through tunnelling, a monolithic concrete construction system from France was being employed. Precast concrete technology from the U.S. and Finland would be used for the construction of affordable houses in Chennai, and in Ranchi, the project would be implemented through the 3-D technology from Germany, he said.

In Agartala, the steel-frame technology would be used for constructing earthquake-resistant houses and pre-constructed wall technology from Canada would be used in Lucknow. Other governments schemes would also be linked to these projects to provide facilities such as water supply, electricity and LPG connection to the beneficiaries.