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Policy Upfront

Environment Impact Assessment

Hell broke lose when the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests issued the January 19 2009 draft notification of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) rules to exclude construction projects including the housing projects, commercial and retail construction that are less than 50,000 sq. mt.

Energy Conservation Building Code

The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched by Ministry of Power, Government of India in May 2007, as a first step towards promoting energy efficiency in the building sector.

National Building Code 2005

The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country.

Urban Local Bodies

India urgently needs to enhance the capacity of officials handling the new challenges and opportunities created by booming towns and cities. 

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