As part of energy conservation measures, Delhi Government is encouraging construction of green buildings, especially for Commonwealth Games slated next year. The Delhi CM also mentioned that the state had made the solar water heater system mandatory in industries, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, canteens and residential buildings having an area of 500 sq. meter. The state govt had been giving a grant of Rs 6,000 for purchase of solar water heater to individuals to promote alternative source of energy.
Sounds like a laudable move. I have always felt that Sheila Dixit was one Indian politician who had a wise head on her shoulders. In fact, most times when I heard her speak, she did not look and sound like a politician.
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And while on green buildings, here are some useful links on energy efficiency possibilities and potential in hotels, warehouses, airports, sports stadiums, hospitals and even prisons.