Ecofriendly Vegetative Planning for Vijayawada City (Aimed at minimizing urban air pollution)
To develop the usefulness of plants as bio indicators requires an appropriate selection of plants species which entail an utmost importance for a particular situation. In the present article a solution is clearly explained aimed at increasing eco friendly vegetation which not only decreases the magnitude of air pollution, moderates the temperature but also increases the greenery and comfort of urban atmosphere. In order to suggest suitable vegetation Vijayawada urban conglomeration is divided into 6 zones based on the type of soil, availability of water, whether the zone is commercial, industrial or residential and the intensity of air pollution. Two zones especially the banks of three canals which are running through the city and the slopes of the hills surrounding the city are also considered for suitable vegetation.