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  • 1. CHENNAI’S GREEN COVER CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com By Parvathi V
  • 2. What does it Mean? CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • If you look out of the window of a plane as it circles Chennai, what you see, is only a few patches of solid green • We see trees being cut to broaden up roads, major is the construction of apartments companies and for varied reasons, sometimes due to rain and soil erosion . This cannot be EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com stopped but one fell tree MUST be replaced by two or more somewhere nearby.
  • 3. NGC : NO GREEN COVER CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • up to 99 per cent of its green cover in some parts. The BANGALORE built-up area in the city nearly doubled in that short Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 Especially between 1997 and 2001, when the city lost period, • Over the years we have lost many trees to development.” • The environmental consequences of the reduction in green cover has been wide ranging – increase in air pollution, ground water depletion, frequent flooding EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com during the monsoon and an overall rise in temperature in the city as a result of concretisation.
  • 4. Concrete CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com Horror Replaces Green Cover In Chennai
  • 5. CONT…. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • The city's skyline is rapidly changing, with old bungalows making way for concrete giants dressed in glass and steel, green canopies replaced by anonymous grey structures, open playgrounds taken over by huge apartment complexes. Chennai Patrol's Quality Of Life Survey showed that residents in all the 200 wards are concerned about trees being cut down in the name of development. They say reckless felling of trees by developers has resulted in a loss of green cover.
  • 6. CONT… CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • Air quality in the city has markedly deteriorated in the past decade. “More young children are showing asthmatic symptoms than ever before. Studies show that residents of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) would collectively breathe in over 4,000 lakh kg of vehicular emission annually if drastic improvements are not made. The green cover dwindled in the city due to rapid and unplanned urbanisation. “Open spaces came down as the built-up area increased
  • 7. Metro rail running down Chennai’s green cover CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
  • 8. CONT… CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • The city’s trees are giving way to metro rail as about 385 trees will be felled for the on-going construction. • Seventy eight trees from the stretch between Washermanpet station and Chennai Airport and 307 from Chennai Fort to St. Thomas Mount are being felled. But the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) claims to have planted over 15,000 saplings and trees last year. • “Not just saplings, we have planted trees after they reached primary growth
  • 9. CONT… CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE • BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com Trees like neem, banyan, and tamarind are the ones that are being felled in larger numbers for the project. Despite their slow growth, they contribute greatly to their habitat. Thus, destroying them harms the miniecosystem According to a report by RITES Ltd., a Government of India enterprise, the loss of 385 trees means that around 18,865 kg of oxygen will be reduced, an amount that will be needed for 104 people in a year’s time. “Most of the trees felled are almost as old as 50. Trying to replace them with saplings does not compensate for the loss incurred. If there was any impact assessment done for this project, it has to be shared with the public
  • 10. How to regain green cover in Chennai? CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
  • 11. CONT… CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
  • 12. CONT… CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • The city holds the dubious distinction of being one of the least green metros in the country. With a green cover spread over just 9.5 per cent of its geographic area, Chennai's dream of achieving the goal of 33 per cent urban forest cover by 2012, as envisaged in the National Forest Policy (1988), might remain simply a pipe dream. The green cover in the city has increased by over 25 per cent in last ten years. A study conducted by the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology using satellite imagery has shown an increase in the vegetation cover from 33 sq km in the year 2000 to 44 sq km in 2010. But experts say there is scope for much more. Effective planning and planned development against the present haphazard development can increase the cover in near future.
  • 13. Government’s Interest? CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com Chennai corporation decides to increase city’s green cover • At present, the city has a green cover of only 5.5% and this initiative is expected to increase it to 11% this year and is likely to go up to 25% in three years.
  • 14. CONT… CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com What are the steps to increase city green cover? • Mayor Saidai Duraisamy said that 20 lakh palmyra trees would be planted alongside waterways in the city. He also added saying, work on planting of 6.5 lakh tress will start shortly. This work is expected to be complete by March 2014. • Residents who are interested in planting these trees may approach the corporation offices for free saplings • It's part of our efforts to fight global warming.
  • 15. As a Resident what should we do? CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • We should keep in mind while constructing our house , have some place to grow the plants which are very useful for ourselves & environment. Having personally planted , instead of making a big fuss about cutting trees, people must make a fuss about planting trees.
  • 16. CONT…. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • At present, housing projects in the country are certified or pre-certified green. Considering that the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) launched IGBC Green Homes, a rating system for the residential sector, • Green Evolution Architectural Consultancy thinks builders should look beyond green ratings as a marketing tool and really focus on offering hugely eco-friendly products.
  • 17. CONCLUSION CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • Mahindra Lifespaces is printing a ‘green manual’ for its buyers. After the units are handed over, the manuals are meant to help residents stay green by contributing to the initiatives already in place and by developing creative ways to get greener still. • Now a day’s all the project is trying to ensure that, If builders and architects continue to work together for free, healthy spaces, Chennai for one could easily lead the country in green constructions.
  • 18. T hank you CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com