Abstract—Fine envirotech engineers (FEE), Mumbai, India are environment consultants providing multidisciplinary advice on a wide range of strategic and project specific environmental and sustainable issues. Nagpur Housing & Area development, a state government administrative authority, proposes to develop a residential Township in village Waddhamna, Nagpur, India. FEE has been entrusted the job of conducting EIA and Environment monitoring planning (EMP). The project aims at converting the existing land into environmental friendly sustainable township without disturbing the present population and trying to conserve existing ecology and biodiversity. The existing development is spread over a total plot Area of 90, 879.89 sq.mt. The proposed scheme consists of 1653 apartments of which 1625 apartments are to be used for residential purpose and 56 apartments are to be used for commercial purpose.
Environmental Monitoring Plan for the proposed project involved looking at an array of impacts the project was expected to have at the proposed site. The impacts are listed further on in the paper.
This paper will discuss in detail the ecological status for the proposed infrastructure project. The study was commissioned to review the existing natural ecology and biodiversity element in the Core Area and surrounding region (Buffer Area). The objective was to provide an assessment of present status of flora, fauna and ecological habitat in the site, comment upon the ecological richness, assess the importance of ecologically important or rare variety of floral and faunal species and evaluate possible direct or indirect impact of the project on ecology - biodiversity and suggest relevant mitigation measures.
Index Terms—Core Area, Buffer Area, ecology, biodiversity.
The authors are with the Fine Envirotech Engineers, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Umesh Kulkarni, Manali Chalke, and Rochelle Lobo, "Ecology and Biodiversity of Proposed Residential Project at Village Waddhamna, Nagpur, Maharashtra," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.10, pp. 781-784, 2015.