AN ASSESSMENT OF RESOURCE CONSUMPTION –DECADAL CHANGE WITH ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT INGUDIYATTAM VILLAGES, VELLORE DISTRICT, TAMILNADU,INDIA
Received: 13.05.2021; Revised: 09.07.2021, Accepted: 30.07.2021, Published Online: 31.08.2021
Narayana K A
Professor,School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Engineering & Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur603 203.Kanchipuram,Chennai, TN, India. firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource consumption and productive land that supplies resources have to be in balanced state.Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity are used as tools for assessment of resource sustainability.This study was conducted through primary survey in Gudiyattam Villages Resource Sustainabilityassessment of Gudiyattam villages were done to ascertain the degree self sustainabilityand dependency on other regions.. This was compared with India’s Footprint and Biocapcity for the year 2006.Accordingly based on rate of change between per capita Indian Footprint from 2006-2017, a Footprint for 2017 for Gudiyattam villages were generated. For unsustainable villages, Reduction of Footprint was attempted. As Carbon Footprint was higher and feasible for reduction, It was attempted through substitution of conventional energy sources with Renewable. A scenario of 10% and 25% reduction in Carbon Footprint was done.This method of Generating Local level assessments from national level data bases is unique and has potential for applications in other blocks.