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he city is likely to get its first Natural Asset Map (NAM) with details of individual trees across town very soon. The Smart City Project, and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) have already prepared NAM of three gardens, with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) likely to do the same for the entire city in the next stage.

CEO of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) Buveneswari S said in a press conference on Wednesday that inauguration of Natural Asset Map of the city will be done on October 3 as part of the three-day ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

In association with NMC and NSSCDCL, ICLEI has started preparing NAM of three gardens — Maharajbagh Zoo, Dagdi Park and Lendra Park — over last one year under Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP). ICLEI has taken up the initiative free of cost. Over 15,000 trees in these three gardens have been covered.

ICLEI has displayed a board on all trees giving information about is local name, common name, scientific name and family. Also, the organization has completed GIS mapping of all trees. A handbook highlighting various benefits of some special trees, especially medicinal species, situated in these three gardens is also being prepared by ICLEI.

NMC and NSSCDCL will do the same for the entire city considering the experience of the pilot project. The NAM will be more valuable than the Tree Census.

It will help track the number of trees and species situated across the city. Also, an action plan will be prepared as part of NAM to improve greenery of the city and conservation of existing trees.

Buveneswari, an IAS officer, said, “NSSCDCL in association with NMC and NGOs has also planned to develop lactation cuboids across the city. First one will be developed and inaugurated at Glocal Mall, Sitabuldi, on October 2 as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. It will help lactating mothers feed children while out shopping or for any other purposes.”


Autor(en)/Author(s): Anjaya Anparthi

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 30.09.2021

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