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BAI’s month-long environment conservation activities begin

Builders must take up initia­tives to introduce new meth­ods to lessen the accumu­lation of waste during any construction work. This would help preserve nature and would increase awareness among the masses, said not­ed environmental journalist Nagesh Hegde.

Delivering the key note address at the ‘World Envi­ronment Month Celebration-2016’ organised by Builders Association of India, Mysuru Chapter on Thursday, Nagesh Hegde said: “Construction waste constitutes approxi­mately 34 kilograms per 100 kilograms waste that is pro­duced each day. We need to take up eco-friendly initiatives during construction of any building and also make peo­ple aware.” From the past 40 years, temperature has been increasing day by day lead­ing to global warming and also water scarcity. These are some of the major issues we need to address. Nearly three-and-a-half litres of wa­ter is wasted to prepare half litre of purified water. Each newly emerged product and material that we use affects our nature in one way or the other,” he said.

Delivering the inaugural ad­dress, renowned theatre per­sonality Arundathi Nag said: “Even today I am living in an eco-friendly house that was built by Shankar Nag. People must be made told to construct nature-friendly houses that not only help them but also their future generation. There is a need to introduce an exhibit or a museum that propagates the techniques of constructing na­ture-friendly houses and build­ings. Only mass awareness can help.”

As part of the month­long celebration, events like tree plantation, on-the-spot drawing competition, debate competition, success sto­ry speak series, my green exhibition, green marathon, green treasure hunt, green trekking, kite festival and many more programmes are organised by the Builders Association of India.

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