National Mission On Sustainable Habitat, Explained!

National Mission On Sustainable Habitat | One of the eight climate missions of the Indian government under the NAPCC mitigation strategy is the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat. Eight missions were initiated by the Indian government as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) to investigate climate change mitigation options. It aims to make cities sustainable through improvements in energy efficiency in buildings, management of solid waste & shift to public transport.

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Objectives of the mission

  • Development of the energy conservation building code, which covers the construction of new and big commercial buildings to minimize their energy demand, will improve the energy efficiency of buildings.
  • Better urban planning and a modal shift toward public transportation. Create long-term transportation plans to support the development of medium-sized and small cities in a way that ensures easy and effective public transportation.
  • Improved waste management for both solid and liquid waste, such as material recycling and urban waste management, with a particular focus on the advancement of technology for generating power from waste materials.
  • To do better Urban Planning with a view to enabling better disaster management
  • Vitalise community involvement and dialogue with stakeholders for a more sustainable pattern of development

Flagship Missions

  1. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)–  was introduced to facilitate ease of living to citizens in 500 cities by providing tap connections and sewer connections with aim of making the cities ‘water secure’ and ‘self-sustainable’ through a circular economy of water. 
  2. Swachh Bharat Mission- Seeks to create a cleaner, sanitary India in both Urban and Rural areas.
  3. Smart Cities– Promote cities that provide core infrastructure, clean and sustainable environment, and give a decent quality of life to their citizens through the application of ‘smart solutions’. 
  4. Urban Transport Policies– Seeks to provide easy, safe, affordable, sustainable access to transport in cities.

Adaptation Measures

  • Capacity Building and Outreach;
  • Research and Development;
  • Supplementary Measures as solutions;
  • Development and Adoption of Sustainable Habitat Standards into a legal framework;
  • Formulation of the city Development Plans incorporating principles of sustainable habit

Therefore, to achieve and formulate mitigation strategies the government has to come up with solutions that are sustainable and ultimately act as a road plan for future capabilities.

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National Mission For Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), Explained!

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