Real Estate

‘Govt is committed to eco-friendly projects’

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on May 28, 2013

The State government has made efforts to encourage only environment-friendly projects in the State, Minister for Ports and Excise K. Babu has said.

The Minister was speaking during the installation of new office-bearers of CREDAI Kochi, led by president John Thomas of Noel Builders.

The government is committed to protecting the environment and will not permit any development that hurts or damages it, he said. However, projects which are beneficial to the people and the State will not be turned down on the ground that it hurts the environment, he said.

Those projects will be implemented in such a manner that the net impact on the environment is minimised.

The Minister pointed out that waste management is another major problem faced by the State. In fact, the time and effort spent by the government in the last couple of years to identify and implement a sustainable model is yet to meet with success, he said.

The efforts of CREDAI in processing solid waste at the point of origin itself are praiseworthy and something that can be emulated, Babu said.

The Minister urged CREDAI to continue the efforts and cover more households so that the waste management problem is minimised.

The government is committed to bringing changes for the construction industry and real estate development to stimulate growth in a healthy and competitive environment, he added.

Sekhar Reddy, national president, CREDAI, installed the new office-bearers.

Published on May 28, 2013

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