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Track Delhi Sustainable Development Goal - Greenest Area

Delhi as the capital city of India makes a good example for a study of sustainable urbanisation. Over the past 10 years, the rising urbanism has turned our cities into concrete jungles, which has consequently resulted in pollution and health issues. We see traffic and mighty buildings everywhere. For the town folks, the traffic-filled environment isn’t a brand-new thing. However, some places have balanced the urbanisation and tried to protect the green pastures which are natural air filters for India’s increasingly polluted cities.

The Word “greenery” for an area can be interpreted as the sustainability of that area.

To calculate the sustainability of land we are accessing it a score. This score is termed as Green Score equal to the percentage of green area concerning the total area.

In calculating the green area, the following types of lands are used

  • Farming land

  • Forest land

  • Public parks and private parks

  • Vegetation area

Delhi is one of the most sustainable cities in India and most of the time it ranks in the first or second spot. At present (June 2021) its overall greenery score is around 23%. But this greenery is not uniformly spread in the complete city for example the Green Score for some famous places in Delhi are shown in the plot

Green score (ratio) is percentage of green area with respect to total area

The scores above are calculated by taking circles of 4.5kms and center at that place.

From the figure, it can be seen that the area around Holambi Khurd is having the lowest Green Score and the area around Connaught Place is having the highest Green Score.

Let's see these places individually.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place is a business and financial hub, centered on a ring of colonnaded Georgian-style buildings with global chain stores, vintage cinemas, bars, and Indian restaurants Connaught place has got a score of 32 %.

The first image is of Google Maps. Second image generated for Green Score


Naraina is located in the South West of Delhi. The region is separated into industrial, residential, and rural areas. It is composed of flats built by the Delhi Development Authority and privately built houses. It ranks third on the greenery score list with a green score of 20.3

The first image is of Google Maps. Second image generated for Green Score

Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas is a neighborhood in South Delhi, its heart being the historic Hauz Khas Complex. It is well known from medieval times. It is centrally located and offers both rural Hauz Khas Village and urban Hauz Khas Enclave, Market environments. Hauz Khas is surrounded by Green Park to the west, Gul Mohar Park towards the north. On the Greenery scale the area centered around Hauz Khas got a green score of 14.1

The first image is of Google Maps. Second image generated for Green Score

Haulambi Khurd

In the green score list, the area around this place has got the lowest green score of 6. This area has a lot of buildings in it

The first image is of Google Maps. Second image generated for Green Score

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