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PCMC receives platinum by IGBC

PCMC receives platinum by IGBC

The IGBC Platinum certification on the basis of ‘green master planning, strategic efforts and evaluation of various interventions for implementation of green infrastructure during the last two decades’.

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) recognised the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation as a Platinum Existing Green City in recognition of its noteworthy accomplishments in environmentally sustainable development. At a function, PCMC commissioner Shekhar Singh received recognition from Aseem Gupta, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development. The honours and recognition were given out at the “Abhinandan 2024” programme, which took place at the Hyatt hotel on Pune Nagar Road.

According to representatives of the civic government, Pimpri Chinchwad is pleased to have been named the second greenest city in Maharashtra by the IGBC under its esteemed Green City Rating System. It was also given the IGBC Green Cities ‘Platinum’ plaque by the CII IGBC. Based on “green master planning, strategic initiatives and evaluation of various interventions for implementation of green infrastructure over the last two decades,” CII’s IGBC bestows the Platinum rating on projects.

Principal Secretary Aseem Gupta stated, “As a commissioner, I have worked in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation before,” during the inaugural session of the seminar on green cities. Commissioner Shekhar Singh is doing a fantastic job fostering an eco-friendly city and giving it a unique character.

“We are all proud that Pimpri Chinchwad has been recognised as a green city,” stated PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh. Our goals are to increase green cover, decrease carbon footprint, and encourage sustainable behaviours. We are making progress towards a clean, green, and healthy city by replenishing our water supplies. This honour will encourage other cities to join us on our shared path to net-zero emissions.

“IGBC envisions a future where green buildings are not only known to the developer but also to the common man,” stated C. Shekhar Reddy, National Vice President of IGBC. They ought to be aware of how to guarantee these structures’ preservation. Realising this vision will require us to acknowledge our natural resources as a green city for the present and future generations. The designation of Pimpri Chinchwad as a green city is a reflection of the collaborative spirit among local businesses, governmental organisations, and the community, as well as the city’s ongoing sustainability efforts.

According to Sanjay Kirloskar, president of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Pimpri Chinchwad’s industries have long been leaders in the adoption of sustainable methods. This strengthens our dedication to the environment and our identity as a green city. He remarked, “We are honoured to be a part of a community that actively strives for a greener future.
The designation of Pimpri Chinchwad as a green city, according to Pradeep Bhargava, president of Greenco, is an amazing accomplishment that honours the collaborative efforts of the local community, business community, and government. It draws attention to how crucial sustainability is to urban growth and serves as a model for other cities.


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