Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan are the most energy efficient states in the country, while Gujarat is the first state to notify regulations under Real Estate Act. But, the most disappointing is, national capital Delhi has been choked on pollution. According to a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report, which actually provides weekly updates from different sources, “Andhra Pradesh gained the first rank for Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’, while Rajasthan stood next to it. The fact was revealed in a World Bank report on energy use patterns in Indian states.”
However, the Gujarat has become the first state to notify regulations under the new national Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act. Contrary to the language of the bill, which includes any and all residential construction currently underway, Gujarat’s rules exempt all projects launched before the act was passed.
Further citing a Daily Mail report it said, “The Delhi government announced measures to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city, including closing down schools, halting construction and ordering that all roads be doused with water to settle the dust. New Delhi, one of the world’s dirtiest cities, saw its levels of PM2.5 — tiny particulate matter that can clog lungs — soar to over 900 micrograms per cubic meter on Saturday, more than 90 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation.”
It also mentioned Haryana for scrapping the policy for builders that requires Chief Minister’s nod. Similarily, Maharashtra was quoted in the report for cut the number of permission required for project approval in the hospitality sector from 70 to 41.
According to the report, Tamil Nadu and the center government may join hands for the implementation Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme in the state. While Telangana has established an Authority to grant construction approval.
The report is informing about the major happenings in the states and in the series, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka have been referred as ‘nothing critical this week’.