Quote of the Day (09-05-2014)

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“Unstoppable development has possibly deprived the ‘Garden City’ of its title. The green cover has reduced to just 0.1 tree per person – a ratio that is far lower than other cities in the country. For ex., Gandhinagar in Gujarat has 4 trees per person. A ratio of at least one tree per person is considered necessary to maintain a healthy urban environment. The survey of Bangalore’s green cover recorded 14,78,412 trees, using a combination of remote sensing data, topographic maps and GPS-based field surveys. In the last 4 decades, vegetation cover has declined dramatically from 68% of the total area in 1973 to 23% in 2012.”                                 -study published by IISc & Karnataka Pollution Control Board

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