Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 215-221 July-September 2010

 

IMPACTS OF PROPOSED NORTH- WESTERN RAILWAY TRACK (AJMER TO PUSHKAR) ON FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE REGION

 

Praveen Mathur, Yati Kachhawa*, Kriti Sharma and Sangeeta Patan.

Department of Environmental Studies, M.D.S University Ajmer, (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 03, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

The research attempts to assess the impacts of proposed railway track from Ajmer to Pushkar - a huge physical development component of the environment. The infrastructure of railway track establishes a network across the Ajmer city 25.2 kilometers long. This network represents an environmental frontier of interests to ecologists as well as environmental economists. In the study, various plants species growing in the study area were recorded and matrix method was employed to identify the impacts due to proposed railway track on the flora and vegetation. The interruption of ecological balance, deteriorating ecosystem, pollution, hydrological and erosion effects calls for strategic policy interventions, spatial planning and financing infrastructure that support networks of native vegetation in support of biodiversity conservation and restoration of ecological resources.

 

Keywords : Ecological balance, Biodiversity conservation, Restoration, Matrix, Resources, Spatial planning.

 

 

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