'Chhaya' - Tree Plantation Drive by GRIHA Council & AAI
Kendriya Vidyalaya, AAI, Rangpuri, New Delhi | November 30, 2017

As part of its commitment towards social responsibility, in a bid to create awareness to reduce the pollution level and to maintain ecological balance in the Capital City, Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitats Assessment) Council, an autonomous body jointly set up by TERI and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote the development of sustainable buildings and habitats in India, has jointly organized the launch of Chhaya i.e., GRIHA Tree Plantation Drive in Delhi at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi on 30.11.2017.

This event is a prelude to the upcoming 9th GRIHA Summit to be held on 18th & 19th December, 2017 at India Habitat Centre to be inaugurated by Sh. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), for Housing & Urban Affairs. ‘Chhaya’ aims to provide natural shade in open spaces by increasing green cover which will help in reducing Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) and improving air quality The Tree Plantation drive was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and involved 150 School Children from 5 different schools.

During this event saplings were planted by AAI officials as well as dignitaries of GRIHA Council and TERI. On this occasion Sh. Rakesh Kalra, Regional Executive Director(NR), AAI, Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG (TERI), Sh. Sanjay Seth, CEO GRIHA Council and Smt. Shabnam Bassi, Secretary GRIHA Council were present. School Children also visited AAI, Paper Recycling Unit.

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