September 27, 2022

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KANDLA BECOMES FIRST GREEN SEZ

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THE CONTEXT: Kandla SEZ has become the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities.

Analysis

  • IGBC Platinum rating has been awarded for ‘Green master planning, policy initiatives and implementation of green infrastructure’ by CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • The efforts of KASEZ is noteworthy especially because of the fact that this was accomplished in Bhuj region where water conservation and afforestation are critical interventions.
  • The recognition will pave way for all the other SEZs in the country to emulate the green initiative and efforts of Kandla SEZ.

ABOUT INDIAN GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

  • The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001.
  • The vision of the council is, “To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.
  • The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes.
  •  The council also organises Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings
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