Green Buildings For The Future, Says Suresh Prabhu

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu Sunday said that India had “late mover advantage” when compared to the Western world in creating infrastructure in a “green, clean and environment friendly” way. Prabhu was speaking at the inaugural function of a state-of-the-art green building of cement major ACC and Goa’s Alcon group in Kundaim Industrial Estate in Ponda. “You go to Europe, they have fantastic infrastructure but that is also a disadvantage because that infrastructure is created without considering the green compatibility and sustainability. But we will have infrastructure that would be created in a green, clean and environment friendly way. That is an advantage we look forward to” the minister explained. He added that construction could be the biggest contributor to the “green concept” and this, in turn, could make the world better. He said construction in connection with industries, railways, airports, housing and the like would be required in the country in the future