In a world where there is so much talk about greenery and being more environment conscience,though a number of steps are being taken across the globe to remain a step closer to the nature; by respecting it and protecting it. So, there are various independent organizations that happen to carry out a number of activities to create a mass awareness among people and also by exerting pressure on the government’s across the globe to take steps that would ensure the green cover doesn’t vanish away from our world.
This is a job that not only happens to be the responsibility of these independent organizations but also the governments at large. Many countries have already started taking actions that would ensure that the green cover is protected. One among the many initiatives is to develop what we calls as smart cities as Green cities!
India has already taken a smart move by creating some beautiful cities in the country that have become a roadmap for many other upcoming cities across the country to adopt a system of building up more greenery over the place and trying to promote a life that would pave way for a life that is more close to nature.
These cities are quite impressive for the reasons that they are well planned and well developed, in terms of the infrastructure, the adequate space for green cover, a sustainable living and of course the promotion of clean sources of energy for example the solar water heaters and the use of solar energy for lighting.
So here is a list of some of the earliest cities in India that happen to be “Tagged” as the GREEN CITIES:
Chandigarh, the capital city of 2 states in the northern India, also one among the 7 union territories of India. The city is the only and the first ever planned city of the country which received praise in an international level purely because of its modern architecture that was developed. It was developed on a large scale with proper systematic structures for official purposes and for residential areas at the same time maintaining an ecological balance by planting a large number of trees and allocating sufficient space for gardens and lakes to come up.
In the year 2010, the city was said to be the cleanest city in India. Which is a notable praise for the city as a whole?
The city is a home to a wide variety of trees that are planted along the roads and in gardens; such as the Banyan trees, Ashoka trees, eucalyptus trees etc. Also, it’s a home to a large number of migratory birds and other species like the sambar deer, barking deer, parrots, peacocks etc which are protected in special forest regions in the city.
BANGALORE OR BENGALURU:
Bangalore or Bengaluru the capital city of Karnataka a state in the south of India, also popularly known as the silicon city of India is the IT hub. Home to many large IT firms and leading educational institutions of the country also happens to be the city of greenery. The city has always been famous for its cool climate that exists throughout the year and the lush green trees that are visible in every corner of the city. In spite of having developed as a busy city, where there are the hustle and bustle throughout the day from dawn to dusk; all this has never interfered in reducing the green cover in the city. Though more and more modern infrastructure comes up almost every day, the beauty of the city just doesn’t decline. It has an adequate number of parks and gardens such as the famous Lal Bagh and many others. Also, it’s one of the earliest cities where the residents adopted the use of solar energy in the country.
Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat, after Chandigarh, it’s yet another planned city of India which was designed and developed by the same architect who had planned Chandigragh, Le Corbusier. The city is on an international scale called as the “GREEN CITY OF INDIA”.
Gandhinagar, the city was named after Gandhi ji as a mark of respect for this great freedom fighter of India. The city was planned in such a way that it had the potential to expand and at the same taime could house a systematic way of providing spaces for different purposes such as corporate houses, residential plots and for other purposes. The city was developed as per the principles of Gandhi which adds a unique touch to the city as a whole.
The city lies on the banks of the river Sabarmati and around this bank there is a major plantation of trees which adds to the green quotient of the city. the theme of the city is to promote a balanced and a healthy development in economic and ecological terms.
Nagpur more popularly known as the “Orange City”, famous for the Nagpur oranges is one of the largest cities in Central India. This city is located in Maharashtra. The city of Nagpur graces the natural beauty due to its location, which is exactly at the center of the Indian peninsula. An due its altitude the surroundings, Nagpur usually remains green and perfectly scenic throughout the year.
After Chandigarh its Nagpur that has been named as the cleanest city in India. This city is not a planned city like the ones mentioned above but has a sufficient population that is sensitive towards the environment and the local government as well which makes its own contribution to planting saplings and also maintaining them as well as promoting a more sustainable approach.
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum as its known, is the capital city of Kerala. Kerala is one Indian state that is blessed with abundance of natural beauty in the form of backwaters, a million coconut trees that one could spot very easily and much more that just adds on to the natural beauty!
Kerala often tag-lined as “God’s Own Country” has a number of cities that are beautiful but none like Trivandrum. The city is still developing in terms of the infrastructure that is being planned at every stage and thereby there is a potential to neatly lay down a city that manages to merge modern and a traditional outlook along with the natural surroundings and further beautification through better landscaping.
Since, the city doesn’t have too much of population in comparison the other capital cities in the country it makes the job a lot more easier to expand and create new avenues to come up in this place.