Web Exclusive | February 2018
Plan for micro-climate in Amaravati
To realise Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s aspiration of Amaravati as a blue-green city with lowest pollution-level, allied wings of the government have set on the task of creating micro-climate in the core capital region. Officials admit that creating micro-climate in such a vast area is a challenge but the string of measures initiated, they feel, will help them achieve the goal over some time. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) being the statutory organisation entrusted to implement environmental laws and rules in the state, is monitoring the initiatives. The Board officials have asked the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) to constitute an environment cell that could monitor and ensure that all new buildings coming up in the core capital region follow the green building concept norms. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has also put in place two committees to supervise and implement the ‘green’ norms. The couple of university buildings that have come up in Amaravati are under the scanner to verify if they complied with the green concept.