Governor stresses to invest more in water recycling and rain water harvesting

By Accommodation Times Bureau Governor of Himachal Pradesh Acharya Devvrat said that increasing Water pollution and decreasing groundwater level has emerged as the biggest problem today. Understanding the naturally-evolving water enhancement system and developing an action plan accordingly was the need of the hour, he added and said that if no action

MoEF Notification provides a highly conducive environment to Indian real estate

By Accommodation Times Bureau MUMBAI: Traditionally, Indian Real Estate revolved all around the location. With the rebooting of the old system of operations in wake of policy transformation events, the industry old adage about being ‘location-centric’ is witnessing focus shift towards ‘Timely execution’. The new business mantra is all about how quick

Environment clearance for constructions to become easier

By Accommodation Times Bureau PUNE: By eliminating the complexity and hurdles in getting the permission for new constructions, the central government has paved way for granting permissions of environmental clearances at the local level. The realty industry has welcomed the move. “CREDAI Welcomes the Central Government’s move to delegate the decision making power

Mix reaction of developers on SC’s stay order

By Rohit Sharma MUMBAI After reading the verdict of the Supreme Court, it appears that there is a stay on construction for those states which do not have an SWM policy. Since Maharashtra already has an SWM policy, the stay on all construction would not be applicable to Maharashtra. In case there

Go Green: NBCC Revises Contract Guidelines

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI NBCC which is a state-owned construction firm recently faced criticism for large-scale felling of trees in housing projects in South Delhi. The NBCC on August 27, 2018, said that it has issued revised General Conditions of Contract (GCC) which makes it mandatory for contractors to plant five

CAF Rules will pave way for transfer of Rs 52, 000 Cr green fund to states: Environment Minister

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI Underlining that the CAF Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha in the year 2008, but the same could not be passed in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan said,  CAF Act will come into force from September 30, 2018. He

Creation of new urban spaces needs to be green and resilient: Puri

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said on Sunday said creation of new Urban spaces needs to be green and resilient and stated that development process in Delhi is now being given a green and sustainable direction by the Ministry. Hardeep Singh Puri, MoHUA, was inaugurating one

Over 440 industries Violates Environmental Norms

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI Pointing out that according to information received from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), there are 441 industries that are not complying the environmental norms, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mahesh Sharma on Friday said that CPCB has issued show-cause notices to

ACC introduces Environmental Product Declaration for all blended Cement Products

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI ACC Limited has become the first Indian cement company to publish an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all of its blended cement products manufactured across all of its 17 cement plants. Beginning June 07, 2018, leading ACC cement brands namely ACC Suraksha Power, ACC Concrete+ Xtra Strong, ACC

K Raheja Corp’s leads the way with U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification in India

By Accommodation Times Bureau K Raheja Corp, one of India’s leading real estate conglomerates has been ahead of the curve in building sustainable edifices, and have pioneered the industries’ responsibility towards contributing to a green society. Under a recent list released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India is ranked