Plan to double urban green space

The town corporation plans to double the prevailing in step with capita urban green area underneath the good town mission. By creating parks and green areas around the town lakes, the native body plans so as to add every other 404 hectares of urban area to the city which can make the urban green area 4.3sqm in step with individual.

Experts said lots of the green area in Coimbatore is its agricultural land, which accounts for 70% of the land use. Its precise urban area and recreational area is handiest 403 hectares. "The agricultural land is privately owned and it can be converted into real estate or for other purposes. So, these are not considered as urban green space," said an area planning authority authentic.


"Under the smart city project, an urban biodiversity park at Singanallur lake, a nature centre near Ukkadam lake and a wetland centre at TNAU will be set up. We have incorporated designs around each lake such that it will provide spaces for people to sit and enjoy the lake front. Nearly 5,000 acres of land owned by TNAU will be designated as agricultural park so that it cannot be converted or get encroached," said a wise town marketing consultant for Coimbatore corporation. The marketing consultant added that they're going to plant 8,000 timber around the 8 town lakes to extend the fairway cover that can allow 1,200 tonnes of carbon di oxide sequestration (remove it from setting).


Environmentalists said the imbalance between urban structures and natural areas is posing an enormous local weather alternate chance. The urban heat island effect through which the temperatures within the urban areas move up due to increase in density of inhabitants and urban constructions will diminish the standard of residing in towns. "Technical data and scientific awareness is required to improve green cover," said an environmentalist.


Officials said the government could also be coming up with policies to promote terrace gardening, construction of residential gardens and likewise take steps to lower concretisation of roads, pavements and concrete areas.


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