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Ms Mili Majumdar

Nepal has extremely varied climate and diverse terrain. The tectonically active Himalayas make Nepal prone to frequent earthquakes. The country has been facing flood, landslide, earthquake, cloudburst, drought, Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF),...

Ms Mili Majumdar

Green buildings are environmentally responsible through their life cycle- design, construction, operation & after deconstruction. Energy efficiency, though a significant component/ aspect of any green building, is not the only determining factor...

Ms Mili Majumdar

By 2020 about 500 million people shall be living in urban India. The world population currently is around 7,300 million. It is desirable that cities which attract a huge number of people of various age and income categories are able to respond to...

Ms Mili Majumdar

Smartness is synonymous to being stylish, neat and intelligent. Translating the concept of smartness to cities shall mean cities to be livable, safe, healthy, neat and responsive to citizens' needs. The challenges faced by Indian cities are well...

Ms Mili Majumdar

The word 'resilience' has several meanings and used in multiple context. In context of ecology, resilience is capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly. Anthropogenic activity induced climate...

Ms Mili Majumdar

Giving the green signal to construction projects is a cumbersome process, but it can be made faster through GRIHA, which offers pre-certification that is recognised by the environment ministry

Transparency, accountability and corruption-...

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We saw the Indian real-estate sector record a stellar performance during the 11th Five-Year Plan, where investment in the sector spiked from 5.5 per cent to 8 per cent between 2007 and 2012. This growth in the sector was expected to become even...

Ms Mili Majumdar

The building and construction sector contributes to about one third of global CO2 emissions and over a third of all energy and material resources are used to build and operate buildings and over a third of the total waste results from...

Ms Mili Majumdar

The step wells of Gujarat or the 'Jharokhas' of Rajasthan speak of a tradition that is rooted in 'care for nature' and ardent endeavor for resource conservation. India has been blessed with examples of climate and environment responsive urban and...

Ms Mili Majumdar

The fury of Mandakini was nature's response to man-made disaster. It was heart-rendering to see thousands pilgrims being washed away by ravaging river; buildings and roads vanishing in moments. Taking a pause-one wonders, if this could have been...

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