Despite the commendable actions taken by the Union Territory Administration for protection of its land resources from degradation and pollution, the following initiatives are suggested:

1. A coordinated approach in consultation with the State Governments of Punjab and Haryana may be adopted to ensure implementation of the Punjab New Capital Periphery (Control) Act, 1952. Discussions may be taken up with PUDA and HUDA to stop further expansion of satellite towns.  However, it is important to realize that such pressures will continue in future.  Hence, planning (like, MRTS, prevention of encroachment, etc.) for catering to these pressures may be taken up.

2. A strategy for integration of urban villages with adjoining planned sectors needs to be devised.  Also, strategy for tackling problems of residential & commercial slums may be defined.

3. Commercial areas may be augmented with concept of multi level shopping.

4. Studies on characterization of solid waste need to be conducted and waste segregation at household level needs to be promoted.  The citizens of Chandigarh are literate and environmentally aware.  Hence, this activity can be successfully initiated here.