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Union government unveiled Model Building Bye-laws, 2016

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The Union Government has unveiled Model Building Bye-Laws, 2016 for granting permission for construction of buildings. It was released by the Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.

Aim: Online single window framework to provide approval for construction of buildings



  • Model Building Bye-Laws, 2016 intends to improve ease of doing business regarding issuance of construction permits.
  • The time limit for all kinds of single window approvals is 30 days and if it is not done by the concerned agencies within this time-frame then it will be deemed as approved.
  • Different set of environmental conditions are provided for each category of building ranging from 5000 square meters to 1.5 lakh square meters.
  • Urban local bodies (ULBs) will have the power the monitor the environmental concerns in their region.
  • The provision of rain water harvesting for various types of buildings has been mandatory

Points to note

  • Model Building Bye laws was proposed previously in 2004
  • Urban development Minister– Venkaiah Naidu