GRIHA Council Signs MoU with PWD, Govt of Maharashtra
GRIHA Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Works Department (PWD), Government of Maharashtra (GoM) on January 6, 2018, for promotion and implementation of GRIHA in Maharashtra. The MoU was signed by Ajit Sagane, Secretary (Works), PWD, GoM and Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer, GRIHA Council, in the presence of Minister, Public Works, Chandrakant Patil, and other senior officials of PWD and GRIHA Council. PWD had issued a notification dated August 29, 2017, mandating all the upcoming government buildings and proposed retrofitting work of the existing buildings in Maharashtra, to comply with the 'Green building concept' and further to be rated from GRIHA Council. This MoU signing was a forward looking step towards this notification.
Under this collaboration, PWD is committed to obtain GRIHA rating for its upcoming projects. Whereas, GRIHA Council as a first step, shall be conducting extensive customized training programmes pan Maharashtra, for building internal capacities within the department on this subject.