Gujarat is one of the fastest growing and most Urbanized States of India with 42.60% urban population as compared to 31.14% urban population in India. During the decade of 2001-2011, Gujarat has witnessed a growth rate of 36% in urbanization as compared to 31% in India. It is projected that Gujarat will have 66% urbanization by the year 2030. However, such a high rate of development and urbanization do not come without associated problems of increased burden on limited urban land, housing and infrastructure. The estimated slum households in urban areas of Gujarat are about 6.5 lakhs. As per Technical Group-12 report, housing requirement in Gujarat is about 0.99 Milion. This report also mentions that 95 % of such gap is in Economically Weaker Section (EWS) & Lower Income Group (LIG).
The Prime Minister declared the next year, April-2019 to March, 2020 as “Construction Technology Year”. A series of activities are being planned for implementation to use the activities initiated under this GHTC-India and pole-vault the construction sector to greater heights. Some of the activities planned will also leverage the National Knowledge Network (NKN) so that the young generation is familiarised with the technological advancements.