About Us

Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN) is an NGO set up to create and develop World-Class Green Sustainable cities in India. IGIN is a membership driven NGO set up to develop and carry out nation-wide environmental education programmes and activities. We believe India is a country whose people are its greatest resource. To implement our ground breaking ideas, we need the help of the interested and qualified public. Here in India we have the resources for every possible idea. Now along with IGIN, we have the knowledge and experts too. It is time we harnessed our strengths.

IGIN is associated with World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), which is the association of National Green Building Organisations. The mission of WGIN is to share the knowledge of the vegetation side of Green Building Infrastructure worldwide. The technology provides:

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Energy savings
  • Urban biodiversity
  • Urban food production
  • Shading, evaporation, cooling, amenity, facades, indoor and roof technology

More details are available at www.worldgreenroof.org.

Our Mission

The mission of IGIN is to provide expert Engineering Solutions through Green Technology and thus create and develop World-Class Green Sustainable cities in India.

Our Vision

To develop World-Class Green Sustainable cities in India by fostering network of Professionals, Architects, Government Organisations, Industrialists, Developers, etc., and encouraging discussions on Green City planning and environmental issues. Our vision is also to bring in experts and organise the World Green Conference, educational programs and seminars on Green Technology in India in association with World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN).

Founder’s note:

Since many years people from all walks of life have been expressing their concerns about the city losing its glory as the Garden City of India. Interestingly Bengaluru was the bench mark for many visitors to see their city to be one like Bangalore. The ultimate paradox as per few Bangaloreans is that when Premier of Singapore visited Bangalore in 1950s he wanted Singapore to be like Bengaluru – a Garden City while four decades later when Chief Minister of Karnataka visited Singapore he wanted Bengaluru to be like Singapore. The difference between the two cities was that one city achieved its goal and the other lost her glory despite all the efforts. Today Singapore is called city in a Garden and as per my research the secret behind their success was – A “Political Will, Professional Commitment, and People’s Involvement.”

Let us face the truth that we have lost more than 50% of green cover in last few decades. Also we have less than 1% of roof top greenery which is an alternative for lost greenery in growing cities. This technology has been adopted in all major developing cities around the world. To compound our woes we have also lost around 70% of water permeable areas including lakes and water bodies in and around Bengaluru. On the other side population has grown many folds and it continues to grow with each passing day.

Water requirement of the city has increased many times and ground water is getting exhausted at much faster rate than nature can replenish it. More than 60% of bore wells or open wells are non use now and unfortunately the city does not have much alternative like river or sea. This is a major area of concern for the residents of Bangalore. Pollution levels in the city have also raised many folds and the outskirts of the city have become dumping yard for waste. The million dollar question now is do we have a solution to this crisis. Fortunately yes we have. Today we have experts and technology that is used by cities like Singapore and other green initiative cities around the globe.

What we need to do is change of attitude and let go off ego. All governing authorities, politicians, professionals, industrialists, corporate and all the citizens need to come together to save the future generation. For Bangalore it is now or never .Our efforts also can bear fruit and will be a success story only when three Ps play a key role –


What is a Green Sustainable City?

A Green Sustainable City is self sufficient and generates the lowest carbon footprint possible. This is achieved by bringing together the community of local residents, neighbours, workers, professionals and organisations who strive to balance ecological, economic, and social needs to ensure a clean, healthy and safe environment for society and for future generations.

Bangalore, now India’s IT capital and tech-savvy city, with its influx of international visitors, is slowly moving away from being the garden city, the pensioner’s paradise. It is slowly losing its natural charm to a bevy of concrete structures.

IGIN has a solution for mega cities like Bangalore – Green Roofs, Green Walls, Rainwater Harvesting, and Lake Management. We want Bangalore to be a model Green Sustainable City. The Green Sustainable Technology is already making eco landscaping popular, not only for its beauty but for its green benefits.

Future consequences of not sustaining present greenery using Sustainable Technology

If the present greenery is not sustained using Sustainable Technology it will result in

  • Increase in air and noise pollution
  • Intense ‘heat island’ effect
  • Flooding
  • Drastic rise in mental health issues as a result of the detachment with nature
  • Soil erosion
  • Silting of rivers and dams
  • Degraded watershed
  • Landslides
  • Extinction of various species of birds, animals, and insects
  • Increased waste and issues related to disposal of the waste
  • Increase in strain on infrastructure to provide power and water supply