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This Municipality In Kerala Has Taken An Admirable Step For The Environment

12-06-2019 12:10 PM  
Debarati Choudhury | My Indian Dream      23

This Municipality In Kerala Has Taken An Admirable Step For The Environment | My Indian Dream

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It feels amazing to see such initiatives taking place in a world where urbanization has become so important for people.

It would have been difficult for us humans to survive on this planet if greenery wasn’t there. But a lot of people find it hard to understand this fact. Deforestation is one of the major reasons behind environment degradation however, if every municipal corporation starts taking decisions like Kodungallur then the pollution might get curbed down.

The municipality located in Thrissur, Kerala has made it necessary for the newly built buildings to plant at least two trees in order to get it registered. The building number will be given only if the rule is followed.

The rule is mandatory for buildings which are built on an area of 1,500 square feet or more than 8 cents and the municipality is planning to implement it from this month itself.

In an interview with The News Minute, the chairman of Kodungallur municipality, KR Jaithran said that the rule will be implemented in two phases. People will have to get the plan of the house when they come to the local body to get the application for building permit. And during that time, they will mark the area where they have decided to plant the sapling. This will be the first phase. And in the second phase, once the construction is completed, the municipality officials will inspect the area to give the house numbers. They will look into the marked places to check if the trees are planted. 

It feels amazing to see such initiatives taking place in a world where urbanization has become so important for people. We at My Indian Dream are proud of the Kodungallur municipality for taking such a great step.



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