The Haritha Keralam Mission in Kerala, India, Envisions a Green State

The Indian state Kerala is considering the implementation of a 'green habitat,' conceptualized by the state-run agency Haritha Keralam Mission.

The government is looking to promote this green habitat concept, which would centralize the state around "eco-friendly and reusable building materials, natural water storage and solid waste management." The architecture would harness wind and solar energy to reduce the use of electricity, and rainwater would be better collected for various purposes – while waste water from the kitchen and toilet would be recycled for watering plants.

There are many policy changes, consultations and cultural changes required for this green habitat concept to come to life with the guidance of the Haritha Keralam Mission, but if done right the Indian state's eco-friendly change could set a crucial precedent for others in the future.