Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 6809970
Area of jurisdiction: 625 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 5% by 2019
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2011 ):  192,796 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2002, 2009, 2010

Mitigation actions

Installation of Solar Water Heaters and Solar Rooftop in 2012-13
Installation in 2012-13: Solar Water Heaters:146845 LPD Rooftop PV Solar Power Packs:176 KWp Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Compulsory Energy audit in the Government /Quasi Government/Local Bodies/Universities/Colleges
3. Government has issued mandatory orders vide GO Rt.No.133 dated 22-08-2011 of Energy (RES) Dept for compulsory Energy audit in the Government /Quasi Government/Local Bodies/Universities/Colleges. NREDCAP has introduced Building Energy Auditing scheme by extending financial assistance up to 40% of audit fee or Rs.30000/- whichever is less. In the following buildings Energy audit has been completed in Hyderabad City. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Batchat Lamp Youjana (BLY) scheme
1. Under Batchat Lamp Youjana (BLY) scheme, 1104179 CFLs of 11 Watt/20 Watt capacity have been distributed to some of the domestic consumers in Hyderabad/Secunderabad, which results in reduction of 94488 MT of carbon emissions into the atmosphere per year. Start year 2012
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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LED and Solar lightings
• Automation of street lighting is being adopted in an aggressive way. First phase is currently underway and 2nd and 3rd phase will be completed by March. Target is to reduce the electric charges tremendously by automation and using less wattage with more lumen technologies. • High wattage luminaries are being replaced by LED induction • Lighting on all flyovers in the city are being changed into LED on priority basis because of difficulty in obtaining permissions from traffic department to change the street lights • Lighting is being changed to solar in all city parks. • Technical committee has been formed for energy conservation and standards will be finalised. • Residential areas are connected by SV lamps and Tube lights, plan to replace with low watt consuming LED in a phased manner by next year. • Implementing various projects on pilot basis and depending on technologies successful and based on technical committee recommendations tenders will be called. • Metering has been compulsory for all facilities Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Empanelment of a fast track building permit procurement process
Empanelment of self-certifying structural engineers, architects and document auditors for speeding the permit process for buildings. The self-certification process offers faster option for organized document holders and GRIHA and LEED certificate holders. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Installation of Standalone PV systems
  Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Introduction of CNG Fleet in transportation
APSRTC has undertaken the initiative to reduce the air pollution in the city. Hyderabad city has got 1623 CNG loaded vehicles which includes private and commercial vehicles. APRSTC also endeavor to add to current fleet. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Water Heating Systems for Residential and Commercial Buildings
The government of Andhra Pradesh released an order in 2004 addressing the usage of solar energy systems in Andhra Pradesh. Solar energy will be used for advertisement hoardings, street lights, and hot water systems. The state government gave orders to all commissioners of municipal corporations and the vice-chairmen of the Urban Development Authorities of cities in Andhra Pradesh. More details on http://www.hmda.gov.in/ebgh/the%20guidelines/pdfs/Ene%20Bg%207.pdf To enforce this policy following provisions are proposed for GHMC for inclusion in the building bye laws of Hyderabad: 1. ―No new building in the following categories in which there is a system or installation for supplying hot water shall be built unless the system or the installation is also having an auxiliary solar assisted water heating system: a) Hospitals & Nursing Homes b) Hotels, Lodges, and Guest houses c) Hostels of Schools, Colleges, Training Centers d) Barracks of armed forces, paramilitary forces and police e) Individual residential buildings having more than 150 sq. mt. plinth area f) Functional Buildings of Railway Stations and Airports like waiting rooms, retiring rooms, rest rooms, inspection bungalows and catering units g) Community Centers, Banquet Halls, Barat Ghars, Kalyan mandaps and buildings for similar use.‖ GHMC is implementing this policy in all the sectors. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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6.6 MW Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Electricity Generation Project in Hyderabad, India
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Adaptation actions

Urban Environmental Accords
ICLEI-SA is carrying out the first review of implementation of Urban Environmental Accords in Indian Cities. UEAs are described as the synergic extension of the efforts to advance sustainability, foster vibrant economies, promote social equity and protect planet’s natural resources. The major issues of the urban areas addressed through the accords are energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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a) Improvement of city biodiversity Index
The City biodiversity Index is a self-assessment tool for cities to monitor and evaluate their biodiversity conservation efforts. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has prepared the City Biodiversity Index for the 1st time in India. In August 2012, G.H.M.C. had a baseline score of 36 out of 92. Because of recent initiatives, the score has been approximately assessed as 59. The official announcement of the revised score and other information will be published during 2014, after scientific validation of various indicators. Start year 2012
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Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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d) Nandanavanam programme
This programme has been taken up in association with Centre for Environment Education for giving biodiversity education to the school children at a cost of Rs.13.78 lakhs. Under this programme, the children from 100 Government and slum schools are being involved for imparting environment education by taking the students around G.H.M.C. parks. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Lakes conservation in the city
All lakes in the city totalling to about 32 in numbers are proposed for development of greenery including protection with fencing Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Development of 15 Biodiversity park
15 numbers of biodiversity parks are being developed with; • Maintenance of minimal disturbance to the natural landscape • Nature trails along the natural contour. • Removal of Invasive alien species • Addition of native flora • Rain water harvesting • Solar lighting • Biodiversity signages • No ground water tapping Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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