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Andhra Pradesh set to formulate green building policy

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Published Mar 24, 2017, 7:16 am IST
Updated Mar 24, 2017, 7:29 am IST
AP Pollution Control Board chairman G. Phani Kumar shares a word with CSC director Anumitharoy Chowdary at the stakeholders meeting in Vijayawada on Thursday. Member secretary B.S.N. Prasad is also seen. (Photo: DC)
 AP Pollution Control Board chairman G. Phani Kumar shares a word with CSC director Anumitharoy Chowdary at the stakeholders meeting in Vijayawada on Thursday. Member secretary B.S.N. Prasad is also seen. (Photo: DC)

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh state government had started its efforts to bring a green building policy. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) which is taking responsibility of preparing Green Building Policy(GBP) had organized a meeting with city planning experts and construction agencies here on Thursday to analyse possibilities on improving green cover in horizontal constructions in concrete cities.

Addressing the gathering, chairman of AP. Pollution Control Board G.N Phani Kumar  said that constructing green buildings is not the only solution we have to change eco system. He said that India is Construction industry in India is creating a lot of pollution and need to decrease it by utilising renewable energy sources and advanced machines. Mr Phani Kumar stressed that there is a huge scope for green buildings in state as government is heading to construct huge buildings. “We can reduce the pollution by using fly ash and light weight bricks and compulsory greenery in vertical spaces,”says Phani Kumar. He asked the stakeholders to come up with interesting ideas to be included in the GBP , he said. Our policy should be a role model for other states, he said.

Secretary of Pollution Control Board B.S Prasadh opined that cost of green buildings will be very high when compared to normal construction but we have to go with eco friendly constructions considering the future, he said. Director of School of Planning and Architecture Meenakshi Jain stressed on open need of open spaces and green cover in cities. CSC executive director Anumita Roy Chowdhury and officials of the municipal administration and town planning attended the meeting.

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