Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) headquarters in New Delhi has won the prestigious GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022.



  • UIDAI believes in and promotes the idea of recycling and reusing to reduce carbon footprint.
  • It has been harnessing solar power to meet a portion of its energy consumption.
  • It is recycling and reuses water and has been adhering to sustainable waste management practices.


What is GRIHA?

  • Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) is the national rating system of India for any completed building construction.
  • It was jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • Objective — To help design green buildings and help evaluate the ‘greenness’ of the buildings.
  • Parameters used in Rating —
      • Site selection and planning
      • Conservation and efficient utilisation of resources
      • Building operation and maintenance
      • Innovation points