President Patil to Unveil New Logo for Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Green Initiative, Roshni

What is “Roshni”?

  • A green innovative concept with a vision to turn all urban habitats eco-friendly and sustainable.
  • Concept evolved at the behest of the President of India, which encompasses environment management and empowerment of local communities to create eco-friendly sustainable urban habitats via participation of stakeholders and union of partnership programmes.
  • Started on July 25, 2008, the programme aims to make the President’s Estate a model in green, energy efficient and zero waste model township for all other habitats across India.

Objectives:

  • Conserve water and promote its reuse and recycling.
  • Conserve energy and encourage use of new and renewable sources of energy.
  • Improve waste management systems and to promote the 3 R’s viz; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
  • Control air & noise pollution.
  • Expand Green cover and conserve biodiversity.
  • Make residents of urban habitats more responsive to eco-friendly life styles.

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