Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Home India VP Naidu bats for stronger, greener India

VP Naidu bats for stronger, greener India

New Delhi, Oct 29 : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said development and environment conservation should go hand in hand as “we not only need a stronger India but also a greener India”.

He also urged finance commissions and local bodies to encourage green buildings through tax incentives.

The vice president said it is time to consider making all new buildings to mandatorily go green and environment friendly.

Inaugurating CII’s Green Building Congress, he said existing buildings too should be retrofitted to make them environment friendly by adopting green practices that promote energy efficiency and water conservation.

He termed sustainable buildings as an important component in building resilient communities and called for extensive use and promotion of low carbon technologies.

“We not only need a stronger India but also a greener India,” he said according to an official statement.

Drawing attention to the increasing number of extreme climate events such as droughts, floods, and wildfires, Naidu said climate change is as real as daylight and countries all over the world must adopt drastic and revolutionary measures to mitigate the problem of global warming.

Calling for the sustainable approach to development, the vice president said the challenge is to marry development and environment.

“If we take care of nature, the nature in turn will take care of the mankind,” he said.

Observing that buildings and construction account for 39 per cent of energy related CO2 emissions in the world, Naidu called for the process of total de-carbonisation of the built environment to be accelerated.

Highlighting the pace of rapid urbanisation in the country, he opined that sustainable development should become a critical part of our nation building.

It should be realised that it cannot be business as usual in regard to combating global warming, he felt.

SourcePTI

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

LATEST POST

SC stays HC order gagging media from publishing news on FIR related to Amaravati land scam

New Delhi, Nov 25 : The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed the Andhra Pradesh High Court direction restraining the media from publishing news regarding an...

‘Even if BJP arrests me, I will ensure TMC victory in polls from jail’: Mamata

Bankura (WB), Nov 25 : Calling the BJP "garbage of lies" and "biggest curse of the nation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on...

No such thing as big three; both bilateral and ICC events important: New chairman Barclay

Dubai, Nov 25 : The concept of 'Big Three' doesn't exist for new ICC chairman Greg Barclay, who firmly believes that both bilateral as...

IIT Kharagpur innovation hub on AI & ML to translate research to industrially scalable products

Kolkata, Nov 25 : IIT Kharagpur has set up a technology innovation hub on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to translate academic...

MOST READ

Khalid hatched conspiracy to fuel Delhi riots during Trump visit for global propaganda: Police

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid hatched the conspiracy to fuel Delhi riots during US President Donald Trump's visit...

‘Sooryavanshi’, ”83′ to release in first quarter of 2021

Mumbai, Nov 21 : Akshay Kumar-starrer "Sooryavanshi" and Ranveer Singh's "'83" will now hit the theatres countrywide in the first quarter of 2021, Reliance...

Rajasthan CM asks hospitals, medical personnel to provide treatment with utmost care

Jaipur, Nov 21 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday asked all hospitals and medical personnel of the state to provide treatment with...

Women passengers allowed to travel during non-peak hours from Nov 23: Southern Railway

Chennai, Nov 22 : Southern Railway on Saturday said women passengers other than essential services staff would be allowed to travel in suburban train...