Noting that Indian cities are extremely ill prepared to address the environmental fallouts of the aggressive building construction that is underway, the Centre for Science and Environment said this will have enormous impact on the quality of urban space, water and energy resources in cities and waste generation.
"Both residential and commercial buildings will increase several fold in the coming decade.
Nearly 70 per cent of the building stock that will be there in 2030 is yet to be built in India," it said.
Unless guided with right principles for location choices, architectural design, appropriate choices of building material, and operational management, the building sector can make cities unlivable, said Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director-research and advocacy, CSE.
This concern emerged from a national media briefing