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Jaipur Development Authority plans to create first of its kind green space at Lohamandi Scheme

A 1.40 lakh square meter area has been earmarked for parks in the commercial hotspot of Jaipur

In a move to expand the green coverage in the Pink City, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is mulling to accommodate open spaces at the Lohamandi Scheme. Pegged to be the first of its kind, this project will open up the avenue of creating parks at a commercial areas in the city. In the 13.50 lakh sqaure meter of the Scheme, 1.40 lakh square are has been set out for the creation of 6 parks.

New parks & a green pathway to come up at Lohamndi Scheme

Jaipur civic officials are planning to earn revenue of ₹500 crores to develop the commercial Lohamandi Scheme. Around 20 crores of these funds will be used to develop green spaces, added reports. The civic body has proposed to develop two parks of 49,000 and 44,000 square meters each, along with 4 small parks. A 1,150 meter-long green walkway, linking to the adjoining forest land, will also be constructed here.

The installation of green spaces is being promoted to reduce pollution in Jaipur. It has been highlighted that less than 10% of areas in the city are under the green cover. This is significantly lower than the mandatory 20% subscribed by the Master Plan of 2025. The JDA has been involved dynamically to meet these requirements and earlier, it was planning to develop woodland parks and plant trees here. However, the plan was soon discarded in wake of unsatisfactory results.

Both civic officials and forest officials stated that augmenting the green cover in Jaipur has proven to be a difficult task. The project needs sustained efforts sufficient resources. The present new plan of action was established after the JDA received directions from the Urban Development and Housing (UDH) Minister at the Empowered Committee meet. The JDA will define boundaries in new colonies and plan trees here to raise the green spread, officials added.

According to these orders, entry roads from Delhi, Sikar and Agra were also supposed to hold a green corridor, stretching for at least 30-45 meters on either side of the route. However, the plan could not be taken off due to a land crunch, read reports.

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