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SUMMIT NEWSLETTER • DAY 1 • Thursday, February 18, 2016


While setting the theme of the GRIHA Summit 2016, Ms Mili Majumdar said that
GRIHA has evolved in the last seven years and has grown from 30 projects to
700, covering almost 28 million sq. m of green footprint. Although there is still
a long way to go, substantial impact has been made thus far. This journey would
not have been possible without the support of government and private stakeholders. GRIHA is
recognized and incentivized by many urban local bodies and was recently acknowledged as a tool
to achieve the climate change goals in India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
submitted to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the Conference
of Parties 21 held at Paris in December 2015.


PLENARY SESSION-I Train a rag picker and he Segregation is the most
will train many more. important factor of waste
Chair: Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Green Growth and Resource management.
Efficiency Division, TERI Ms Bharti Chaturvedi
Ms Samidha Bansal
Panellists: Ms Bharati Chaturvedi, Director, Chintan
Environmental Research and Action Group

Ms Samidha Bansal, Partner, Daily Dump

Mr Ashok Behera, Vice President, Indian Metals &
Ferro Alloys Limited

The session was chaired by Dr Suneel not become toxic hubs of the city. She talked
Pandey. It began with a discussion about Daily Dump’s products, which converts
initiated by Ms Bharti Chaturvedi organic waste into manure and can be put to use
on the waste management systems in in various other ways.
India. Concerns on the specifications of standards
and requirements of waste management were Mr Ashok Behera discussed low-density
raised. The right to belong to a city is known as aggregate (LDA). He suggested the use of fly
citizenship, which in turn needs to be maintained ash for making LDA. He shared his experience
respectfully. of using LDA in industrial and residential
projects, which he claims is more eco-friendly
Ms Samidha Bansal emphasized on the need and sustainable. He also claimed that the product
to segregate household waste. She suggested ideas would be used widely once the BIS approves its
that would ensure that landfills in India would implementation with reinforcement.


PLENARY SESSION-II Our aim is to focus on how Unless the industry together
private capital can join does not start to train to
Chair: Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, Social government initiatives to improvise the skill level of our
Transformation Division, TERI help affordable housing. workforce, we will not be able to
Panellists: Mr J P Shroff, Chairman and Managing Director, support and sustain our future.
Shroff Group Ms Preeti Sinha
Mr Neeraj Bansal, Partner and India Head BCRE Sector, KPMG, India Mr Selvam Ramanathan
Ms Preeti Sinha, Senior President and Global Convenor, YES Bank
Mr Selvam Ramanathan, CEO/Director, Geotrix Building Envelope The session was chaired by Mr S Vijay and Fenestration Association (IFFA), the
Pvt Ltd Kumar where the panellists discussed Skill Gurukul, and the Glass Academy—in
and presented their work broadly on empowering the workers. These organizations
TGS 2016 PARTNERS three major issues that aid in social work mainly with school dropouts, college
upliftment, namely skill development, affordable students, and daily wage workers and train them
ORGANIZED BY housing, and policy making. Ms Preeti Sinha to work in glass and fenestration construction.
presented various affordable housing schemes Mr Shroff shared his experience of working
which are delivered by YES Bank. Some of with Kushal, an organization for the training of
the innovative housing models include land construction workers.
pooling, social REIT, community land trust,
pre-fabricated housing, and linking livelihood Mr Neeraj Bansal stressed that affordable
with skill development. housing was a vital issue that needs to be
addressed by banks and policy makers. He
Mr Selvam Ramanathan and Mr J P Shroff highlighted that increasing housing supply,
shared their experiences in empowerment of increasing affordability through micro-finance,
construction workers through skill development. and looking at it from rental point of view,
Mr Ramanathan underlined that empowering instead of only ownership point of view, is also
the society for income equality and depending important. He stressed that this is the need of the
less on the government are essential for social hour in the affordable housing sector.
upliftment. He highlighted the roles of the
three organizations—the Indian Façade


Ministry of New and Renewable Energy The Energy and Resources Institute GRIHA
Government of India
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