Bird shelters may become must for upcoming New Town bldgs | Kolkata News

Kolkata: The New City Kolkata Improvement Authority (NKDA) is planning to give you a mandate that every one upcoming buildings within the township must arrange bird-friendly small field like constructions on roofs.
The Housing Infrastructure Improvement Company (Hidco) organized just lately an interactive session the place chook skilled and secretary of Nature Atmosphere and Wildlife Society (NEWS), Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, delivered a chat on birds of Kolkata. It was mentioned through the discuss that fashionable buildings lack the previous time architectural options like ‘ghulghuli’ that might assist birds construct small nests and that timber for social forestry needs to be chosen fastidiously to draw birds to construct their nests.
In accordance with estimates, round 133 species of birds have been noticed in New City’s Pakhibitan and its surrounding areas. Of those species, about 99 are migratory birds whereas the opposite 34 birds are discovered all year long. Among the many uncommon species of birds which were noticed within the township are yellow bittern, Taiga flycatcher, Siberian rubythroat, larger coucal, plumheaded parakeet, frequent snipe and several other others.
“The concept of establishing bird-friendly constructions on the roofs of upcoming buildings is in an preliminary stage and we’ll focus on the matter once more,” stated an official.
Hidco, in session with consultants, may also finalise an inventory of timber that may be planted on the median dividers in New City. This will likely be appropriate with the township’s soil and might appeal to birds. Officers stated Roy Chowdhury could be included within the committee to finalise the species of timber that might be planted in New City. Horticulture consultants have already shared their recommendations on this regard, retaining in thoughts Cyclone Amphan that had broken 1000’s of timber. Roy Chowdhury stated the timber like banyan, guava, neem, mango and different small fruit timber, which magnetize birds, needs to be thought of for plantation.
After Amphan tore via Bengal, damaging a lot of timber, Hidco and NKDA took up a plantation drive on vacant plots. A number of timber have already been planted in lots of components of the township. The authorities have give you an inventory of over 100 types of timber for additional plantation.

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