MoHUA established ‘Housing for All – Knowledge Lab’ for information

By Accommodation Times Bureau


In pursuance of the vision of Government of India to facilitate “Housing for All by 2022“, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs have taken several steps to implement the housing projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).  In this regard, knowledge in various thematic areas such as housing technologies, innovative designs/ models/ typologies, housing finance, development policies, comparative analysis etc is being generated.

MoHUA uploaded a circular which stated, “Stakeholders put in a lot of effort and generate knowledge towards planning and formulation of policy documents, tender documents, Housing for All Plan of Action, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), Innovative Housing Designs and Public-Private Partnership Projects. The requirement for a repository of information on these subjects has been felt strongly across States/ UTs. Therefore, a ‘Housing for All – Knowledge Lab (HFA-KL)’ is being established to address this need.”

R K Gautam, Director (HFA-V) will be the overall in-charge of Knowledge Lab. Coordination of overall activities under the Knowledge Lab supported by Arvind Kumar-Deputy Chief MIS, Chandana De Sarkar- Lead Affordable Housing Finance in PMU, Khatibullah Sheikh- Lead Affordable Housing and Urban Expert in PMU, Rohit Khandelwal, Lead-Urban Planner and other Lead PMU members including all Regional Co-ordinators will be part of this activity, it added.

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