Press conference on the issue of Biodiversity Parks in Pune
The Development Plan (DP) for Pune fringe areas was held in abeyance, as environmental activists from the city wanted provision of a Biodiversity Park on the hill tops and hill slopes surrounding the city. Environmental and urban planners from SI studied the issue of BDP in detail and created a presentation on the same. A press conference was conducted to bring to light this issue of Development Plan and we demanded that a DP should be passed by the State Government immediately without any decisive stand on BDP. It was voiced that it is more important to have a development plan in place for a growing city than to remain indecisive on the BDP issue. SI also informed that they will work on a document which will create a vision of the city in different scenarios ( with BDP, without BDP, etc.). Citizens were invited to give their suggestions in creating a better vision for the development of Pune city. The press conference was well received by all newspapers.
Sustainability Initiatives conducted a press conference regarding the BDP issue in Patrakar Bhavan, Navi Peth, Pune on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 12:30 pm.
The press note circulated at the event can be downloaded here: Press note
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