International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015

Integrated Environmental Development Planning For Rural Areas Emerging Towards Growth Centre- Mahalung, Solapur

Suraj A. Sutar | Prof. Sagar M. Gawande

Abstract: Development processes all over the world are facing challenges emerging from changing climatic conditions and global warming. A paradigm change in the approach to planning and facilitating the development processes is necessary to effectively deal with these emerging challenges. In the new paradigm, on one hand, the development processes need to be environmentally responsible and well informed about the global challenges and on the other hand should respond to the development needs and rights of the various communities involved, especially of the marginalized rural communities at the local level. It is also necessary to mainstream this approach without restricting it to isolated, standalone interventions under development schemes. The motif of the paper is to support villages for environmentally responsible development and management of infrastructure and services for attaining the sustainable improvement in the quality of life of rural communities which is emerging towards growth centre. In this paper the study of existing situation of infrastructural facilities such transportation, water supply facilities, liquid waste management, solid waste management, natural resource management and other socio-economic facilities using GIS software. Further SWOT analysis carried out to formulate the vision which describes the direction that the village should take for optimal growth to attain sustainability in the long term, and sets the target. Finally prepare a plan which includes sector wise recommended interventions for the villages. Strategies for projected population, prioritization of interventions and feasible resources with technology options to achieve objectives are protect, conserve and enhance available natural resources through peoples’ participation and ensure sustainable village development and also to prepare an action plan at the village-level integrating available /existing govt. schemes in village development plan and by mainstreaming environmental, social and cultural considerations in economically sound village development.

Keywords: Global challenges, Growth centres, Geographical Information System, sustainable village development

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,

Pages: 1540 - 1544

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