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                                                 India is urbanising at an unprecedented rate. The sheer number of projected
                                                 urban population for India in the next 25 years is an indicator of the daunting
                                                 task that the  nation faces. At the centre of this formidable  challenge is
                                                 the mandate for sustainable development requiring innovative approaches to
                                                 make our cities inclusive, economically, and socially sustainable, promoting

                                                 ease of living.
                                                 The Government of India, duly  acknowledging  the importance  of urban
                                                 development, has embarked on the most comprehensive and planned
                                                 urbanisation initiatives aiming at improving the liveability of Indian cities through

                                                 some of the major urban development programmes like Smart Cities Mission
                                                 (SCM), Pradhan Mantri  Awas Yojana  – Housing  for  All (Urban)  (PMAY-U),
                   Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Heritage City Development and
                   Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), and Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U). These Missions, as a
                   cluster, aim at improving the quality of life in urban areas while enhancing the delivery of urban services.
                   HUDCO, one of the Central Public Sector Enterprise, alongside the MoHUA, plays an integral role
                   in the implementation of various flagship programmes by providing technical and financial support to
                   housing and infrastructure projects.

                   HUDCO  Design  Awards is an expression of HUDCO’s institutional  commitment to sustainable
                   development that goes beyond project financing and providing technical support, and provides a
                   platform for urban professionals to showcase innovative projects that have the potential to positively
                   impact urbanisation.

                   Towards appreciating designs and learnings from collective experience for a sustainable future, HUDCO
                   has come up with yet another publication titled ‘HUDCO Design Awards 2022-23’. This collection of
                   creative and original work done by a team of development sector experts demonstrates innovativeness,

                   sensitivity and energy efficient designs using indigenous technology for creating a sustainable habitat.
                   I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all award winners for their valuable contribution and sincerely
                   hope that this compilation will help augment knowledge of young urban professionals towards creating
                   better and sustainable living environment.

                                                                                                                  Kuldip Narayan
                                                                                                           Chairman & Managing Director

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