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KSHB plans `green' township in Kochi

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KOCHI, Aug 4

THE Kerala State Housing Board (KSHB) is planning to develop an eco-township in Kochi without disturbing the ecological development of the area in a cost effective and eco-friendly manner.

A 10-acre plot of land adjacent to Mangalavanam, near the High Court, has been identified for the project to cater to the needs of tourists, shoppers and visitors.

The township incorporates the development of a commercial area, tourist area and also residential zone, Mr R.K. Ravindranathan, Regional Engineer, KSHB, said.

The eco-township project, which has been proposed in the State Budget for the year 2002-03, is the first of its kind in the State introduced by KSHB, he said during the four-day seminar called `Kochi Beyond 2002'.

The board also proposes to present the project plan in the coming Global Investors' Meet, scheduled to be held in November, he added.

Prior importance would be given for provision of infrastructure without disturbing ecological environment and protect the habitat with more landscaping, plantations, etc.

"The concept of such a township will impart disciplined growth for development in and around the city in a cost-effective manner and conserve the bio-diversity of the area."

Mr Ravindranathan also said that many parts of the city, as well as in the outskirts, were suitable for development of such eco-friendly townships.

"But the infrastructure facilities should be provided by local and development authorities, at top priority, and implement the projects on a time-bound basis."

The local authorities have an important role to play in formulating a long-term plan for development in the competitive environment.

KSHB would be using cost-effective techniques for the implementation of such projects in co-operation with various parties, according to Mr Ravindranathan.

According to him, the housing needs of the city were increasing on a faster pace and expansion was now extended to the outskirts too.

The expansion was quite natural but growth of infrastructure must be present there in advance.

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