As there is a severe heat issue in Telangana state, the government has figured out a solution for this. The Telangana government is painting the roofs of the buildings with white paint or by using materials like Tiles.
Mr Bilolikar, who is closely involved on the Implementation of the programme said, with these measures, ambient temperatures have dropped by 5-8 degrees Celsius in some cases, thereby creating a comfortable environment within homes.
The cheapest option, a coating of lime plaster, can cost as little as Rs 20-40 per sq ft. The most expensive option, specially-designed ceramic tiles, can cost nearly Rs 100 per sq ft.
“These tiles are a semi-permanent option. We suggest them for high and middle income groups. And the state government plans to expand the programme by next summer. “We hope to advertise and publicise the programme in slums and other areas in 2020,” said Mr Bilolikar.
Rajkiran Bilolikar, an associate professor at ASCI, said, “We hope to offer suitable solutions to different sections of the population.
For homes in urban slums or underdeveloped areas, a white plastic sheet would be the best option as it reflects sunlight in summer and prevents water seepage in the rainy season.
In the winter, this could serve as insulation when laid on the floor.”
The Telangana cool roof programme hopes to cover 1,00,000 sq m of roofs over the next year and 30,00,000 sq m over five years in Hyderabad
It will be implemented across Telangana after the first year. Firstly, they are trying to cover 83,00,000 sq m of roofs across the state which can be completely done in approx five years.