Telangana moving ahead with green building concept: KTR

Hyderabad: IT and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said that the country’s first green building, green home, and green airport are a source of pride. He said that the state secretariat and district Collectorates have been constructed with a green building concept. He said that he is very happy that the head office of the Green Building Council is in Hyderabad. The Minister spoke while inaugurating the Green Property Show organized for the first time under the auspices of the Indian Green Building Council at Hyderabad Hitex. He mentioned that the green cover in Telangana has increased to 33 percent with CM KCR’s Harithaharam.

Further, the Minister said “On behalf of the Telangana government, we will provide full support to CII-IGBC. Green buildings hold many records in the state. India’s first green building, green home, green airport, green railway station, green factory are all achievements of green building. Due to this green building, greenhouses are increasing in the country. CII-IGBC has completed 10.27 billion square feet of construction in Hyderabad.”

Minister KTR said that Telangana is walking on the green path by implementing greenery in the new secretariat building, T-hub, T-works, police command control center, new Collectorate buildings, hospitals, healthcare campuses, industrial parks and IT towers. Not only the buildings and campuses but also Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, and Karimnagar are said to be increasing in green cities rating by IGBC.

The minister said that through the Green Haram for Telangana, the percentage of greenery has increased from 24% to 33% of the total geographical area of the state. He said that the spread of trees has increased significantly and the entire state has become greener. He said that they want to adopt green building principles in many villages of the state as well as cities. He wanted the cooperation of IGBC to convert a thousand villages of the state into green villages in the spirit of Gangadevipalli.The Minister said that they are focusing on rural electrification, sanitation facilities, health care facilities, improving municipal waste management, and building strong infrastructure to enable villages to become greener. MLAs Arikapudi Gandhi, Saidireddy, MLC Bhanu Prasad, CII Telangana Chairman, Indian Green Building Council Hyderabad Chapter Chairman Shekhar Reddy, and others participated in the program. (INN)

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