Kochi: Kerala should adopt the Nilgiri Model for environmental protection by banning plastic materials and restricting construction activities in landslide prone areas, said Elias George, former managing director of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. Speaking at the valedictory session of the fourth CREDAI state conference on Saturday he said we must ban illegal construction on places prone to landslides at least in places such as Idukki and Wayanad districts.
Calling for redesigning of Kerala he said micro area planning should be implemented in the construction sites to ensure environmental preservation. He also called for the state to adopt technologies for asset recycling.
American–Indian Archit-ect Prof. Christopher Benninger in his presentation stressed on the importance of sustainable designing in the state. “Kerala can follow Bhutan’s way of construction as they include their tradition and culture in their buildings. Conventional and traditional way of construction is suitable for Kerala’s ecology”, he said. The traditional temples and palaces in the state are an example for its energy efficiency, he added.
Dr. Pawan Agarwal shared the success story of Dubbawallas from Mumbai while SJ Vijay, Chairman, Salmon Leep India described about 3D construction methods and its innovations which will be the future of real estate industry in India.