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CM stresses conservation of waterbodies

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 19 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stressed the need of conservation of waterbodies for a better Guwahati. He also emphasized demarcation of Guwahati Metropolitan Region to control the fringe area development during a presentation by the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad on Carrying Capacity-Based Urban Development Regulations for Guwahati.

Prof Utpal Sarma, Project Director, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University gave a detailed presentation on the various issues and the mechanism that can be followed in Guwahati before the Chief Minister and other top level officials of GMC and GMDA.

Guwahati Development Department has engaged CEPT with GMDA as Nodal Agency for conducting a detailed study on capacity- based urban development regulations for Guwahati city and to evolve a land development mechanism based on such mechanism being used in other cities.

In the study done by CEPT, areas for intense, moderate, low and very low-intensity development have been identified, based on the suitability of land from the point of view of earthquake, flooding, landslides, slope, etc.

During the course of presentation, the Chief Minister stressed the need of conservation of waterbodies and regional planning for development of other areas of State in a planned manner.

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CM stresses conservation of waterbodies

GUWAHATI, Oct 19 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stressed the need of conservation of waterbodies for a better Guwahati. He also emphasized demarcation of Guwahati Metropolitan Region to control the fringe area development during a presentation by the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad on Carrying Capacity-Based Urban Development Regulations for Guwahati.

Prof Utpal Sarma, Project Director, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University gave a detailed presentation on the various issues and the mechanism that can be followed in Guwahati before the Chief Minister and other top level officials of GMC and GMDA.

Guwahati Development Department has engaged CEPT with GMDA as Nodal Agency for conducting a detailed study on capacity- based urban development regulations for Guwahati city and to evolve a land development mechanism based on such mechanism being used in other cities.

In the study done by CEPT, areas for intense, moderate, low and very low-intensity development have been identified, based on the suitability of land from the point of view of earthquake, flooding, landslides, slope, etc.

During the course of presentation, the Chief Minister stressed the need of conservation of waterbodies and regional planning for development of other areas of State in a planned manner.