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PM Narendra Modi Appeals Private Sector to Help Government’s Housing Scheme

He also declared that the period from April 2019 to March 2020 will be observed as the Construction Technology Year

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the private sector to help his government meet the goal of providing proper housing for every citizen by 2022.

Addressing the Construction Technology India Event 2019, Modi emphasized the government’s commitment to ensure that every family’s dream of a home becomes a reality.

Referring to 1.3 crore houses built in the last four-and-a-half-year compared to 25 lakh houses constructed by the previous UPA government, Modi said the Central government was also making things easier for people to buy houses through tax and other incentives.

“A lot of emphasis has been placed on affordable housing, real estate sector, skill development and housing technology. My dream is that every Indian should have a proper house by 2022. I seek the support of private sector. Let us work together to help the poorest of poor.”

He said that elements from several schemes like PM Awas Yojana, HRIDAY and AMRUT were also oriented towards transforming the housing sector.

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Narendra Modi.(Wikimedia Commons)

The Prime Minister said that the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) had improved consumers’ confidence in developers and brought transparency in the real estate sector.

Giving example of construction technology used in tents at the ongoing Kumbh in Prayagraj, Modi stressed the need for housing technology in the light of rapid urbanization.

“If makeshift arrangements (at Kumbh) can be made so good, permanent arrangement will be expectedly extremely much better.”

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The Prime Minister said a large pool of skilled human resource had been created, especially in the rural areas, and that there was much greater focus on disaster-resilience, energy efficiency and local innovation in the construction sector.

He also declared that the period from April 2019 to March 2020 will be observed as the Construction Technology Year. (IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi Hails India’s Position in Astronomy in Mann ki Baat

Referring to the contributions of astronomy centres in places like Pune and Ooty, the prime minister commended the strides the nation has taken in the field

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Speaking about the last solar eclipse of the year which happened on December 26, the prime minister Narendra Modi recalled India’s mastery over astronomy since ancient times.

In his Mann Ki Baat address to the nation, the Prime Minister mentioned the request from Ripun who hails from the northeast but is staying now in south India because of his job.

The prime minister mentioned Ripun for his request to find ways to popularise astronomy in rural areas of the country.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session in New Delhi, India. VOA

Referring to the contributions of astronomy centres in places like Pune and Ooty, the prime minister commended the strides the nation has taken in the field.

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“The eclipse reminds us that that we are travelling in space while residing on the earth…. Friends, India has an ancient and glorious history of astronomy. Our connection with the twinkling stars in the sky is as old as our civilisation. Many of you might be aware that at various places in India, there are magnificent observatories (Jantar Mantars) – which are worth seeing. And these observatories have a deep bond with astronomy. Who doesn’t know about the prodigious talent of the great Aryabhatta,” PM said. (IANS)