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Environment management plans for JNU, India

In a unique effort of its kind and probably the first in any Indian university, the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India which is a part of the larger ridge area, will have a systematic documentation of the vegetation, flora, hydrology and soil moisture of the area. There are plans to incorporate some of these findings into a GIS map and also the new master plan for the campus, which is being drafted now. The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) has formed a 15-member committee including environment experts like botanist Pradip Krishen, C R Babu of the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems of Delhi University and Shekhar Singh a member of the Ridge Commission, to draw up a comprehensive environment management plan for the campus.