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‘Fani’ virtually wiping out its green cover Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar :12/5/19:Cyclone ‘Fani’ virtually wiping out its green cover, Bhubaneswar conferred the coveted smartest city tag will never be same again.

The infrastructure loss that cyclone caused may be compensated. But reviving the lush-green blanket that adorned the bustling capital of the eastern state prior to May 3 is a daunting task to achieve.

The city with its rows of street-side trees was providing green ambience. It is being widely believed that the lush-green environs had led the union government to confer the no.-1 rank among country’s smart cities. But that has become a thing of past. Nature’s fury dealt mighty blow ripping apart the green surroundings.

Exact number of trees that cyclone uprooted yet to be enumerated. However unofficial estimate puts the tree loss to the tune of ten lakhs. It’s the city’s fall from grace, induced by nature.

The environmental cost of the massive loss in green cover will be of manifold. The greenery loss will lead to increase in air pollution, thinning down of ground water table besides rise in temperature and atmospheric humidity. The city has already turned into concrete jungle with spurt skyscrapers and multi-storied apartments, according to experts.

Side by restoration of damaged infrastructure, tree plantation needs to be initiated as part of post-cyclone reconstruction work. But the plantation programme has to be carried out with vision. The plantation of trees like neem, karanj and bananas is the need of the hour as these species are capable of withstanding gusty wind velocity. The casuarina and eucalyptus trees are susceptible to cyclone and storm. The government agencies should keep away from planting these species, said green activists.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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