Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation launches GBY Roof Scheme
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has devised the 'GreenBlueYellow Roof' (GBY Roof) incentive program aimed at motivating owners of standalone residences such as rowhouses, bungalows, or tenements to embrace eco-friendly practices. Insider information suggests that the proposed scheme will undergo deliberation during the upcoming standing committee meeting scheduled for December 7.As per sources, the initiative is designed to empower homeowners to practice water conservation through rainwater harvesting, harness green energy via the installation of solar roof panels, and curtail the need for air-conditioning by establishing terrace gardens to naturally cool indoor spaces in the summer.However, it has been revealed that the installation of solar systems and the construction of underground tanks for rainwater harvesting are obligatory as per the state government's General Development Control Regulations (GDCR) guidelines. These facilities are expected to be integrated into the development plans of independent houses. Surprisingly, the AMC has been inactive in enforcing this rule, as indicated by sources.Sources suggest that the primary objective of this scheme is to incentivise owners of older houses to adopt energy-saving measures and implement sustainable resources.