Initiatives and Accomplishments for Mumbai: Conserving Environment and Preserving Open Green Spaces
At the state level, as President of Mumbai Congress, Mr Kamat had led a delegation to the then Chief Minister Shri Vilas Rao Deshmukh to issue directions to the BMC and all other Municipal Corporations in the State to make it mandatory for all new buildings (Commercial/Residential) for putting in place Solar Panels to ensure reduction of usage in conventional energy. He had further pleaded with CM Shri Ashok Chavan to reduce property taxes through the Municipal Corporations so people residing in old building could be motivated to adopt solar energy. These recommendations have now been accepted by the Government and necessary notifications issued, and Solar Connectivity for Commercial Buildings has now been made compulsory. Mr. Kamat is still pursuing the matter related to private residential buildings.