Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC) in six states including Tripura through video conference. According to reports, the projects will be implemented in Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow. Modi announced the winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators – India (ASHA-India) and gave away annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) Mission. He also released a certification course on innovative construction technologies named NAVARITIH (New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovation Technologies for Indian Housing). Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were present on the occasion. The PM cited these light house projects as an example of the approach of the present government, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement. These light house projects will be made up of modern technology and innovative processes and reduce the construction time and make a more resilient, affordable and comfortable house for the poor.