Now there is a need to implement Green Oriented Development Concept, the proportion of built up area in cities is 7% dense greenery instead of 15, 10 years ago the percentage of dense greenery was 7.11, which is still only 7.23 percent ornamental in townships and large housing schemes growing area of greenery
Sanjay Kaushik / Jaipur. Governments still do not understand the need for greenery in cities amidst the concrete jungle. In the cities of the state, there is only 7 percent dense greenery in proportion to the built up area, while the requirement is 15 percent. There is also a serious fact that ten years ago the percentage of dense greenery was 7.11, which is still only 7.23 percent. That is, the scope of greenery continued to grow only in papers.
In townships and large residential projects, the stipulated area of greenery is 15 percent, but here too, only ornamental plants and grasses are considered as greenery. Expressing concern over such a situation, the Town Planning Department has prepared a blueprint for Green Oriented Development, but it is limited to paper only. The magazine has also been continuously raising the issue of increasing greenery.
These are the provisions and the reality
At present, it is mandatory to leave 40 percent open green area in the township policy. Developers are playing the formality by planting grass and ornamental plants instead of dense greenery. Due to this, greenery is seen on the land, but in reality there is no green part necessary for the environment.
Need: Dense greenery should be mandatory in the township. Such plants should also be planted, which will remain together in the form of trees for years.
In the building bylaws and township policy, till now it was mandatory to plant a sapling in an area of 50 sqm. It has been increased to two, but in the absence of monitoring, the focus is on ornamental plants.
Need: Not ornamental but develop into a dense tree. This will double the area of greenery. There should be provisions for strict action on planting only ornamental plants.
The percentage of greenery on water sources and roadside is not fixed. The circle of plants and trees is being spread on the VIP area and the root itself. There are only 47 routes in Jaipur city where work has been done on dense greenery.
Need: Adjacent areas of water sources should now become buffer zones. It is mandatory to have dense greenery for a certain distance around such rivers, streams, ponds. Keeping the road side part raw, fruit trees will have to be planted in it.
It will be necessary to have at least 15% dense greenery area in proportion to the total built-up area in the cities. Right now it is only 7 to 10 per cent in different cities and that too is not dense.
Need: Now in proportion to the increase in the height of the buildings with the land, the area of greenery area on the land of the township portion should also increase. From road to residential-commercial schemes and thousands of bighas of vacant land should be under its purview.