New Delhi: Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs on 12 Jul, stated that Central Public Works Department (CPWD), has emerged as a market leader in sustainable infrastructure development and adoption of green technologies.
While recognizing the crucial role played by CPWD since its inception in Jul 1854, the minister cited various examples of their considerable work. Some of these work includes development of the iconic ‘Sadaiv Atal’ Samadhi as a memorial to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 45 days without cutting a single tree, installation of solar rooftop panels on government buildings to help reduce their carbon footprint, and installation of wastewater treatment plants in Sir Visvesvaraya Kendriya Bhawan (Bangalore) for horticulture use.
Speaking at the 165th CPWD Day function organised at Vigyan Bhawan, the minister said, “The organization has not only kept up with global architectural and sustainability standards but has also assumed a leading role in the formulation of these standards for institutions across the country.”
Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary Housing and Urban Affairs, Prabhakar Singh, Director General, CPWD and senior officers from all over the country were present at the function.
Noting that CPWD has chosen “Innovative Development for a New India” as the theme for this year’s Annual Day Celebration, Hardeep S Puri urged everyone at CPWD to take cognizance of these new developments to adapt with skill, speed and efficiency and take up further challenges especially in areas of new and alternate construction technologies.
CPWD with a work order of around Rs.1,50,000 crore is on course to further achieve success by leveraging skilled human resource of more than 8000 competent engineers, architects, and Horticulturists, serving a clientele of over 600 organizations.
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