CHINA’S NANJING VS INDIA’S DELHI – A PERSPECTIVE FOR VERTICAL FORESTJournal: International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) (Vol.8, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2017-12-26
Authors : SARAVANAN J JAYADURGALAKSHMI M; KARTHICKRAJA R;
Page : 115-123
Keywords : Nanjing; Delhi; RSPM; Vertical forest; Elevated forest; CO2 sequestration;
The air quality index touched the “severe” category in the first week of November, 2017 hitting 448 on a scale of 500 for the second time this year (2017 in Delhi). The root cause of the smog, which fills the corridors of Delhi without fail every winter, is yet to be tackled. Several studies and government committees, have highlighted that burning coal, petrol, diesel, gas, biomass and waste along with industrial smoke, power plants and firecrackers are major contributors of pollution. On the other hand, China a country which has similar factors for inducing such hazardous smog have already started reacting against the pollution issue. Nanjing, capital of China's eastern Jiangsu province, is the first place in the Asia gets vertical forest towers for fighting against the growing air pollution. Despite of having largest population in the world, China is able to manage to go for an innovative building technologies for the welfare of environment and of human kind. In this paper, we have analyzed the possibilities and scope of vertical forests in Delhi in order to cope-up with seasonal hazardous smog. We have discussed about impact of the waste crop burning in Haryana and Punjab on Delhi's critical air pollution. Also, we have presented a novel idea that suits for any urban in counteracting air pollution issue. Our idea consists of thematic description of a multipurpose infrastructure called “Elevated Forest” that can be built across an urban region.
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