Kandla becomes first Green SEZ

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  • July 27, 2021
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Kandla becomes first Green SEZ

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Economy

In news Kandla, Gujarat has become the first Green SEZ.

  • It has Achieved CII’s IGBC ( Indian Green Building Council) Green Cities Platinum Rating.

What is Indian Green Building Council?

  • The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. 
  • Vision: “To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.
  • The council offers a wide array of services such as developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes.
  • The council also organises Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.
  • The council is committee-based, member-driven and consensus-focused. 
  • All the stakeholders of the construction industry participate in the council activities through local chapters. 
  • The council also closely works with several State Governments, Central Government, World Green Building Council, bilateral multi-lateral agencies in promoting green building concepts in the country.

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