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KANDLA SEZ AWARDED IGBC PLATINUM RATING

KANDLA SEZ AWARDED IGBC PLATINUM RATING

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On 26th July 2021, Kandla SEZ (KASEZ) was awarded IGBC Platinum Rating. KASEZ is the 1st Green SEZ to receive the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities.

About KASEZ:

  • The efforts of the KASEZ team were recognized, noting the fact that this was achieved in the Bhuj region where water conservation and afforestation are critical interventions.
  • This was a major achievement and is part of activities proposed under the commitment of the Government to the Green SEZs Mission as part of celebrations marking India@75 - Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav.
  • The recognition will make the way for all the other SEZs in the country to match the green initiative and efforts of Kandla SEZ.

IGBC Platinum rating:

  • It has been awarded for ‘Green master planning, policy initiatives and implementation of green infrastructure’ by CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

Port of Kandla Special Economic Zone (KASEZ):

  • It was the first special economic zone to be established in India and in Asia.
  • Established in 1965, the Port of Kandla SEZ is the biggest multiple-product SEZ in India.
  • Kandla is the first Export Processing Zone in India.
  • The Port of Kandla is located on the Gulf of Kutch on the northwestern coast of India.

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