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Rajasthan to amend building bylaws to make it Green
The Urban Development and Housing department (UDH) of the Rajasthan state government has prepared draft building bylaws with an intention to promote green building concepts in the state. The draft has been reportedly prepared after the consultation with the Indian Green Building Council and is aimed at encoraging the builders to construct green buildings in the state. UDH has prepared the draft building bylaws after examining the bylaws of other states. It may be recalled here that states of Maharashtra and Karnataka too are in the process of implementing new building bylaws to encourage green cnstruction in their respective states. At present Rajasthan provides 7.5% additional floor area ratio (FAR) to developers for constructing green buildings, free of cost. However, this benefit was available only in Jaipur city and not in other parts of the state. Also, at present benefit is available only when the building is completed. The new building bylaws will remove these deficiencies and