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1.Green Winner

Ramco Cements’ Govindapuram and Alathiyur units in Ariyalur district and its RR Nagar unit at Virudhunagar district have been awarded the Greentech Environment Award 2019.


2. Waste Not!

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste will enhance the building material supply chain and support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India.


3.Bombay High Court asks BMC to maintain status quo on Mumbai Coastal Road project

The Bombay High Court has reportedly directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to stop coastal roadwork and maintain a status quo till June 3.


4.Bombay High Court asks BMC to maintain status quo on coastal roadwork

An affidavit has been filed questioning the grant of CRZ clearance


5.Government committed to phase out HCFC by 2030

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as a part of their commitment to completely phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2030 in India, have organised several national level workshops on implementing energy-efficiency and phasing out HCFCs in the building sector.


6.Adv Chetan Kapadia analyses the recent notification released by MoEFCC towards easing the green norms for buildings

A notification on November 15, 2018, by MoEFCC eases the green norms for residential projects of built-up area up to 50,000 sq m.


7.Emission standards compulsory for new thermal power plants

The Union Environment Ministry has reportedly been directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) not to provide environmental clearance to any new thermal power plant unless they comply with emission standards notified in December 2015.


8.Retail Revival: India to see another 8-9 million sq ft of new retail supply in 2018

The year 2017 is known to be the second best after 2011 in terms of net absorption in the retail sector and here's why: It saw the completion of around 6.4 million sq ft of new shopping malls across the country and expansion by both international and national retailers.


9.We are looking at JDAs in metro cities

India's very own dream is Housing for All by 2022! While the government announced this mission in 2015, VBHC Value Homes (formerly known as Value and Budget Housing Corporation) was among those ahead of the curve - it started building affordable homes at Rs 9 lakh in 2012 in Mumbai in the belief that quality living should be within everyone's grasp.


10.Act on Environment

The courts have generally followed a policy of non-interference in litigations against large infrastructure projects. Not ordering cancellation of major projects or mandating major restructuring work in the face of stiff opposition, the courts have taken the stand that technical issues and policy matters arising from economic standpoints on account of environmental effects are best left to the discretion of expert committees constituted by the executive.