The Ministry of Urban Development has proposed environmental guidelines for construction projects in urban areas. Nidhi Adlakha reports
By 2030, India’s total built-up space of 25 billion sq. ft. is expected to increase to 80 billion sq. ft. and by 2031, around 600 million people would have made urban India their home. With nearly two-thirds of India’s 2030 building stock yet to be built, there is significant scope for the large-scale implementation of sustainable urbanisation across the country.
Addressing the need to build sensitively, state governments have now agreed to comply with the proposed environmental guidelines for construction projects in urban areas. At a recent workshop organised by the Ministry of Urban Development, over 30 parameters that need to be complied with for efficient management of energy, water, land, solid waste, air quality and noise levels during pre-construction, construction and post-construction, were pointed out...............Read more
Source: The Hindu