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Post at: Sep 15 2022

UN-Habitat Plan For Jaipur

Recent Context

  • In the end of may 2022,The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has recognised difficulties in Jaipur, such as multi-hazard vulnerabilities, poor mobility, and a Green-Blue economy.
  • UN-Habitat also proposed a strategy for increasing the Jaipur city's sustainability. 

What does the report say?

  • Jaipur got an overall sustainability rating of three on the Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework (USAF).
  • It is based on the information collected for 87 of its 131 parameters.

The UN-Habitat finds the problem related to the city-

  • Access to public transit is limited, with fewer buses and poorly marked routes.
  • Droughts of epic proportions during the summer, as well as urban floods.
  • Due to a lack of green cover, the urban heat island effect has damaged biodiversity.

Recommendations

  • Boost green cover, reinforce urban biodiversity, and thereby improve inhabitants' quality of life.
  • Re-development and Re-densification of the existing urban areas to address the challenges of urban sprawling.
  • Integration of fares for various modes of transportation and improvements to non-motorised transport infrastructure,makes travel more convenient.
  • For rainwater harvesting and raising the water table,800 dry wells in Jaipur’s Walled City could be used.
  • Eco-trails with plantations along natural drainage channels and railway tracks.
  • Urban development authorities should measure oxygen produced and carbon dioxide released each day in each urban complex and plan green cover accordingly.
  • Select the species of plants with utmost caution since only indigenous, broad-leaved and tap-root trees produce more shade and oxygen.

Conclusion

  • The urban problems which persist in Jaipur are the same for other cities.The recomendation of UN-Habitat should be used for every cities for maximum support to achieve  sustainable development goals.

UN-Habitat

  • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development. 
  • It was established in 1978 as an outcome of the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat I) held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976. 
  • Headquartered at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya. 

Objective - UN Habitat

  • To promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. 
  • It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
     

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