On 23rd April 2021, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Kharagpur to set-up an Accelerator Centre for Research & Development in the institute.
i.The centre will act as an incubation hub for creation & development of technological products.
ii.The Accelerator Centre will act similar to Central govt’s “ASHA-India initiative”.
iii.IIT Kharagpur through its centres of excellence in education and research has been contributing to various facets of public welfare research & outreach.
MoHUA under its Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) launched the Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators-India (ASHA-India) initiative.
Aim – To improve research and technology in the housing construction sector, building materials and related products.
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About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA):
Minister of State (I/C) – Hardeep Singh Puri (Rajya Sabha MP, Constituency – Uttar Pradesh)
About IIT Kharagpur:
1st IIT to be established and is recognised as an Institute of National Importance.
Established – 1951