Abstract—Due to undergoing urbanization trend worldwide, distance between city inhabitants and nature is increasing. Urban greenery/forestry is one of the ways to bridge this gap between people and nature. Most of the Indian cities are far behind in quality as well as quantity of urban forests than their counterpart in Europe and America. High population density is one of the reasons for underdevelopment of urban greenery sector. India can learn a lot from Chinese model of urban forestry development as both of them are the topmost populated countries of the world. Recently, some of the Indian cities like Chandigarh, Gandhinagar and Delhi have shown some improvement in this field. Status of urban greenery in some of the Indian cities has been discussed in the paper.
Index Terms—forestry, gardens, public parks, urban biodiversity.
Pradeep chaudhry is a senior forest officer, presently working as Director of State Forest Research Institute at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India. (Phone: 91-360-2203566; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kenjum Bagra is working as Research Officer in Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board, Itanagar, India. (email: email@example.com).
Bilas Singh is working as Research Officer at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur, India (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Pradeep Chaudhry, Kenjum Bagra and Bilas Singh, "Urban Greenery Status of Some Indian Cities: AShort Communication," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 98-101, 2011.