Dhumal inaugrates Nirman Bhawan

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Shimla, Aug 11 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minster Prem Kumar Dhumal today inaugurated 'Nirman Bhawan', the new headquarter of the Public Works Department here today.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said that the new building constructed at a cost of Rs 8.8 crore was architectural monument having atrium created to tap solar energy to heat the rooms on the backside and for providing light and ventilation.

He said that the new complex had been developed on the pattern of creating best working environment which could be instrumental in bringing out best in the work force engaged in infrastructure building in the state.

He said that the state government would be endeavouring to design all the government buildings in the same pattern so that optimum utilisation of the solar energy was obtained. He said that it would help in saving the energy otherwise used for lighting and heating the rooms which could be utilised elsewhere for other power necessities.

Mr Dhumal said that rain water harvesting would also be an essential ingredient in the government buildings so that the water thus collected was utilised for non-drinking purposes.

He said that all the departments had been directed to incorporate the rain water harvesting in their building designs.

Private building owners were also being motivated to adopt the similar technology in their building designs to save the water, he said.

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