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Lavasa : Impact of Environmental Initiatives
Lavasa : Impact of Environmental Initiatives

Lavasa : Impact of Environmental Initiatives

Lavasa : Impact of Environmental Initiatives
Lavasa : Impact of Environmental Initiatives

Environment Initiatives at Lavasa

Environment initiatives have been carried out in the region for conservation,

restoration and enhancement of the environment and ecology of the region

- Watershed Management: over 200 acres

- Mass Plantation: over 6 lakh indigenous plants

- Mass seeding using local seeds : over 500 acres including hydroseeding

- Plantation of local shrubs and stumps: over 6 lakh

- Mass fertigation: over 40 metric tons to enhance soil quality

- Soil Bioengineering : slope protection measures using eco-friendly material such as coir, soil and bamboo to create living slopes

- Mass plantation effort certified under organic practices

- Regular monitoring of environment parameters over and above the statutory stipulations

certified under organic practices - Regular monitoring of environment parameters over and above the statutory stipulations

Lavasa - 2007 v/s 2010

Dasve, Lavasa Slopes with sparse scrub (shrubs) Barren areas near Dasve reservoir
Dasve, Lavasa
Slopes with sparse scrub
(shrubs)
Barren areas near Dasve
reservoir

2007

scrub (shrubs) Barren areas near Dasve reservoir 2007 Dasve , Lavasa Slopes with green cover due
Dasve , Lavasa Slopes with green cover due to biodiversity enhancement measures Development footprint near
Dasve , Lavasa
Slopes with green cover due to
biodiversity
enhancement
measures
Development footprint near
town centre on barren
areas

2010

Lavasa - 2007

Dasve , Lavasa Slopes with sparse scrub (shrubs) Barren areas near Dasve reservoir
Dasve ,
Lavasa
Slopes with sparse scrub (shrubs)
Barren areas near Dasve reservoir
Lavasa - 2007 Dasve , Lavasa Slopes with sparse scrub (shrubs) Barren areas near Dasve reservoir

Lavasa - 2010

Dasve , Lavasa Slopes with green cover due to biodiversity enhancement measures Development footprint near
Dasve ,
Lavasa
Slopes with green cover due to biodiversity
enhancement measures
Development footprint near town
centre on barren areas
Slopes with green cover due to biodiversity enhancement measures Development footprint near town centre on barren

Satellite Images of Dasve

0 1.25 2.5 5 7.5
0 1.25 2.5
5
7.5

Apr 2002

10

Satellite Images of Dasve 0 1.25 2.5 5 7.5 Apr 2002 1 0 0 1.25 2.5
Satellite Images of Dasve 0 1.25 2.5 5 7.5 Apr 2002 1 0 0 1.25 2.5
0 1.25 2.5 5
0
1.25 2.5
5

7.5

10

Satellite Images of Dasve 0 1.25 2.5 5 7.5 Apr 2002 1 0 0 1.25 2.5

Apr 2009

Vegetation Mapping Results

 

Dasve

     

2002

 

2009

Sr.

           

No.

Classes

Area in

Area in

Total

Area in

Area in

Total

Sq.km

%

Vegetation %

Sq.km

%

Vegetation %

1

Vegetation

1.84

18.8

 

1.93

19.71

 

2

Dense Vegetation

2.99

30.54

3.41

34.83

3

Shrub

2.45

25.02

2.68

27.38

4

Barren Land

1.94

19.82

74.36

0.94

9.6

81.92

5

Water Body

0.4

4.09

0.46

4.7

6

Sand

0.15

1.53

0.17

1.74

7

Built-Up

0.02

0.2

0.2

2.04

 

Total

9.79

100

 

9.79

100

 
1.74 7 Built-Up 0.02 0.2 0.2 2.04   Total 9.79 100   9.79 100  

Prevention of slash and burn

Prevention of slash and burn April 2002 (before development) April 2010 (post development)

April 2002 (before development)

Prevention of slash and burn April 2002 (before development) April 2010 (post development)
Prevention of slash and burn April 2002 (before development) April 2010 (post development)

April 2010 (post development)

Slope greening

Slope greening April 2002 (before development) April 2010 (post development)

April 2002

(before development)

Slope greening April 2002 (before development) April 2010 (post development)
Slope greening April 2002 (before development) April 2010 (post development)

April 2010

(post development)

Biodiversity enhancement

Biodiversity enhancement April 2002 (typical barren area on hill slopes - North side of Dasve) March

April 2002 (typical barren area on hill slopes - North side of Dasve)

(typical barren area on hill slopes - North side of Dasve) March 2009 (noticeable change in
(typical barren area on hill slopes - North side of Dasve) March 2009 (noticeable change in

March 2009 (noticeable change in the area post Biodiversity enhancement activity )

Mass plantations

Mass plantations June 2007 (beginning of mass plantation & other biodiversity enhancement activities) June 2009 (post

June 2007 (beginning of mass plantation & other biodiversity enhancement activities)

June 2007 (beginning of mass plantation & other biodiversity enhancement activities) June 2009 (post development )
June 2007 (beginning of mass plantation & other biodiversity enhancement activities) June 2009 (post development )

June 2009 (post development )