ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR AIR QUALITY USING NDVI ANALYSIS TO ACHIEVE SDG GOALS FOR AHMEDABAD CITY, INDIAVibha Gajjar, Utpal Sharma and Hetankshi Shah
The pace of urbanization and challenges accompanied by the development process for cities needs urgent attention from various perspectives. The recent trends of city development not only show the depleting environmental conditions but also the neglected attitude to address such issues. Deteriorating environmental conditions in urbanized areas have gained attention globally as well as locally through initiatives and efforts of governing local bodies. Globally, it is addressed using the Sustainable Development Goal agendas at different scales and locally they are resolved using the specific objectives. To negotiate the impacting factors of deteriorating environmental conditions and increasing pollution level, many approaches need to be addressed locally. Out of many such concerns, this research paper tries to focus on SDG 11 and its subobjectives to gain the basic insight of the situation through a case study approach. This research paper tries to address the concern shown by Sustainable development goal agendas and objectives set in mitigating the situations. This paper describes the Air pollution aspect and situation arising in the city of Ahmedabad and tries to look at the prevailing practice of the Development process. It also tries to focus on alternative means of assessment using NDVI analysis for giving the informed decision-making process while the development of the city.