Civil Construction Unit
It was decided to have a separate construction unit within the Ministry, being a scientific Ministry, for better coordination of execution of works. The Civil Construction Unit created during 1987. This Unit is catering to construction work for all the main and attached offices under the Ministry such as Botanical Survey of India, Zoological Survey of India, Forest Survey of India, Natural Museum of Natural History, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Animal Welfare Division and Autonomous bodies funded by the Ministry like, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Indian Plywood Research and Training Institute, Central Pollution Central Board and Central Zoo Authority. A number of office buildings, laboratories, museums and residential quarters have been completed at Almora, Dehradun, Jodhpur, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Delhi, Mysore, Bangalore, Colmbatore, Yercaud, Hyderabad, Shimla & Chhlndwara.
There are three divisions looking after construction activities. Two divisions are located at Delhi for works in Northern Region and one is located at Bangalore for works under Southern Region. The works under Western Region and Eastern Region are executed through CPWD and monitoring is done by this unit. To have effective control on construction activities, the sub-divisions are located at Deihl, Shimla, Dehradun, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Allahabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Calicut and Comimbatore.
The use of timber has been stopped in Civil Construction Unit and its substitutes are being used in all construction works in order to have better environment. Also to have better conservation of electric power, low powered CFL fittings are being used in all common places and solar water heating system is used in hostels and offlice buildings at high attitudes.
Major works (above Rs. 25 lakhs) completed and those under progress & planning:
Ministry of Environment & Forests
CGO Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi - 110 003.