Public Parks are much more than islands of green in concrete jungles of cities and towns of today’s urban environment. They are a place for people from all walks of life to exercise, morning walks, picnics, get-together, and just enjoy nature.
Gati Foundation, a research and policy-oriented, evidence-based and “go-to-ground” think tank, has committed itself to identifying better urban living solutions. For this, the team conducted a social audit to learn what exactly the authorities have been doing when it comes to maintenance of our public parks in Dehra Dun. The parks in the city come either under the direct purview of the Nagar Nigam, or Resident Welfare Societies of the respective Areas. Our team covered over 20 Parks, located in various areas in the city such as GMS Road, Vasant Vihar, Indira Nagar, Seema Dwar, Shimla Bypass, Nehru Colony, Rajpur Road etc.