India belched over 626 million tones of construction and demolition (C&D) waste in 2013, which is 52 times more than the ministry of environment and forests’ estimate of construction and demolition waste.

The MoEF continues to quote the grossly underestimated figure of 10-12 million tones of waste being generated annually. This is a decade-old estimate given to the ministry in 2000 by the ministry of urban development.

The Delhi Master Plan 2021 should make it mandatory for each zone to have a designated area for waste disposal, said Sunita Narain, Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment on Monday

Ms. Narain said: “The new Master Plan needs to have an environment service zone so that no zonal plan can be passed on disposal of liquid or solid waste without its approval.”

Cities are choking because of their own construction and demolition (C&D) waste with serious environmental consequences warned the sustainable building experts at the conference organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA). 

As the construction sector grows, illegal sand and granite mining can only be expected to increase. From what can be seen until now, honest officers who have taken action against the sand mafia in their respective districts in different states have either been transferred or suspended. The politician-sand mafia nexus must be broken in order to protect the environment and prevent huge revenue loss.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Akash Vashishtha Vs. Union of India & Others dated 02/09/2013 regarding permanent construction
(including concrete pavements) in parks.

The National Green Tribunal has sought the response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking removal of sand and marble shops set up in residential areas of the city in violation of gre

Cement manufacturing is a major source of greenhouse gases. But cutting emissions means mastering one of the most complex materials known.

Frenzied growth in real estate and changing lifestyle in Indian cities are inciting resource guzzling. Architects have innovative ideas to build green homes.

Experts Demand Environment-Friendly Building Norms For New Urban Areas

Over 11 million houses are lying unused and vacant in urban India reveals this new report on urban housing shortage for the 12th plan period (2012-17) released by the Ministry of Urban Housing and Poverty Alleviation.