Senior Living Projects

By Sandeep Sharma, DGM – Project Management Consultancy, REPL The demographic composition of the country is changing in a unique manner. The number of working professionals is increasing in ‘younger age group’, while the longevity of population is increasing. This is resulting in a new segment of residence seekers, who are

What activities require Environmental Authorisation?

By Accommodation Times Bureau Q: What activities require Environmental Authorisation?   Activities that are listed either in Listing 1 or in Listing 2 require Environmental Authorisation before commencement.   Item Activity Possible impacts 1 The construction of facilities or infrastructure, including associated structures or infrastructure, for – Depending on the size, all infrastructure development could result in: physical impacts on ecosystems; visual

Housing for All- Environmental clearance norms eased

By Fazalahmed B. Khan Ex-Deputy Secretary, Urban Development Department, Govt. of Maharashtra. Accommodation Times Bureau   One of the acute problems facing urbanization and affecting the lives of millions of poor is the lack of affordable housing in urban areas. Land being scarce with exorbitant prices make the price of house beyond the reach of a large section

Establishment of Solar Cities planned

By Accommodation Times News Services   The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing a programme on ‘Development of Solar Cities’. This was stated by Shri. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok

Guidelines for Leasing Port Lands released

By Accommodation Times News Services The Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Lok Sabha today that the Ministry has formulated Land Policy Guidelines, 2014 which provide guidelines for leasing of port lands. The total area of land that currently remains unused at ports is 2,35,020 acres. All major

Bandra recorded highest level of Pollution in Mumbai

By  Accommodation Times News Services Maharashtra Pollution Control Board who is monitoring pollution in Mumbai at Bandra, Sion and Worli have posted data on its website showing 215% increase in pollution as compared to standard control of pollution. Bandra in last week of Nov had been highest polluted region after Deonar,

Forest Fear

By Accommodation Times News Services Mumbai suburbs are on forest land but who should be blamed? By Dr Sanjay Chaturvedi Mumbai’s new issue is – it is developed on the forest land. To this effect MP Kirit Somaiya has field PIL in Bombay High Court. It was all started when Forest Department came