The Chennai Port is developing a green belt on 31 acre inside the port to reduce the carbon footprint, besides ensuring ambient air quality parameters to make the port a clean and green one. The authorities have planned to implement the Green Belt scheme in a systematic way.
To reduce carbon footprints, the Indian Railways has taken several green initiatives and will produce 1,000 MW solar energy. Letters of intent have already been signed by the Railway Ministry with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to formalise joint cooperation in environmental conservation.
We have already launched few products but for the first time have showcased them on a larger platform through Excon. So we will launch a new roller CC425 from Dynapac range of Atlas Copco road construction equipment, and coinciding with the prime minister’s vision of ‘Make in India’, we have launched a baby roller from the Indian manufacturing facility.
Mahindra Lifespace Developers, leader in the sustainable urban development space, has created residential and commercial developments and integrated cities across nine Indian cities: Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
For India's cement industry, a low-carbon technology roadmap has been launched to cut its carbon footprint whilst meeting the growing demand for building materials in the country. It follows the launch of the global cement technology roadmap published in 2009.
The construction industry's contribution to total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is estimated at about 8 per cent, with cement being one of the highest emitters. SUNNY GOKLANI analyses the values of its carbon footprint.