By Accommodation Times Bureau
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 trees for each Rs one crore value, the statement said.
It further added, Tthe projects are having an estimated cost of up to Rs 100 crores. For projects valued at Rs 100-300 crores, the contractors will now have to plant and maintain 500 trees and two trees for each Rs one crore value above Rs 100 crores.
“In our ongoing green initiative, we have conducted plantation drives at all of their project sites and planted 23,865 trees this monsoon season”, Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC said.
Earlier, the contractors were asked to plant 50 trees for projects valued between Rs 25 crores. The company said in a statement that at least five-ft-high trees of different varieties would be planted at the project site by the contractor at his own cost.