NEW DELHI: To make Delhi green, CPWD is planting 50,000 trees at various residential colonies and office complexes. The locations have been identified, wherein the plantation drive will be undertaken soon.
CPWD has taken firm initiatives for generation of renewable energy in government buildings. Solar plants of capacity 13.3 MWp, have been installed in central government buildings across the country. The installed solar plants have generated renewable energy of 25 lakhs Units appx, which resulted in 23281 tons reduction of carbon dioxide emission and overall saving of Rs 29 crores.
CPWD exhibited its deep commitment and dedication to energy efficiency measures in Central Government Buildings maintained by it. As Energy Efficiency Measures, existing fittings in 88 General Pool Office Buildings across the country have been replaced with LED fittings. Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi maintained by CPWD, has been selected for National Energy Conservation Awards and awarded the 1st prize in the year 2017.
CPWD has made it mandatory to install Rain Water Harvesting system and Waste Water Recycling plant in all its major projects as a part of water conservation measures. Under the ‘Sugamya Bharat’ Mission, CPWD has undertaken the massive task of making public buildings under its maintenance in the country, completely accessible.
CPWD Engineers and Architects are back on plans of redeveloping all four colonies after instructions of Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri to save every single tree from cutting and yet completing the projects within the prescribed time. The plans for Mohammadpur and Thyagraj Nagar are being modified to save trees to ensure no tree felling. The planning of Sriniwaspuri & Kasturba Nagar is underway with the similar aim. New proposals may emerge in favor of saving trees by sacrificing few elements of projects such as basement parking and few dwelling units etc. if required.