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Green Cover Shrinks In Bengaluru

Green Cover Shrinks In Bengaluru

India Silicon Valley, Bengaluru is losing fast its green cover with urbanisation having risen by 125 per cent between 2000 and 2014.

4.6% - This is the pace of urbanising. Greater Bengaluru has witnessed a decline of vegetation and water bodies by 62 and 85 per cent respectively. 45% Urban land use for buildings, roads - has increased by 184 per cent, while vegetation decreased from 45 per cent to a mere 8.4 per cent.

The water bodies also diminished to a mere 0.74 per cent, a drastic fall of 85 per cent. The outskirts of the city towards northeast and southeast show numerous urban patches and irregular shapes.