At Indian Housing Technology Mela (IHTM), 79 technologies covering different aspects of construction of low to medium height houses are at display. IHTM with 100 participants is the biggest attraction of ‘[email protected] – New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Conference-cum-Expo being held in Lucknow from 5th to 7th October 2021.The Expo-cum-Conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 5th October.
Participants in IHTM displayed wide range of technology like Innovation in cement and concrete, environment-friendly and employment generating indigenously developed bamboo corrugated roofing sheets and ridge cap & bamboo wood; Block made from crop residues and industrial waste of fly ash, lime sludge and slags from steel industry; pre-cast clay hollow blocks made of silt and industrial waste, insulated roofing and walling components, integrated cost effective precast concrete solutions; Light gauge steel structural systems; Stay in place formwork system; Innovating door system; New generation waterproofing and construction chemicals; earthquake resistant confined masonry. Many of the technologies have great potential to be used across the country for construction of low to medium houses including individual houses constructed under Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) vertical of PMAY(U).
These technologies are being evaluated by a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) set up by MoHUA for their technical parameters and further use in field.
Meanwhile, parallel sessions are being hosted at the three-day event constantly with prominent speakers on varied topics ranging from Innovative Construction Technologies, RERA, Slum-Free cities and Inclusive Housing. The sessions were held under the umbrella of Swatch Bharat Mission, SMART Cities Mission, DAY-NULM and PMAY(U).