Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation 

Water Section:

Clean water and Sanitation Status in Lahore College for Women university

 

Clean water is vital for life because millions of people including children die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Therefore, Lahore College for Women University ensure the easy and safe access of students and staff to water and sanitation.

Vegetation survey (2021) of Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

By
Dr. Hannan Mukhtar
Assistant Professor
Department of Botany
Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Report Summery

According to the survey report, total area of green belt in LCWU is 1.6 acers,out of which 90% area is covered with grasses , 9.9% area is used to grow mesophyte species while 0.1% area with minimum water supply is used to grow xerophyte species. In grassland, Cynodon dactylon and Poa spp are prominent grass species , while mesophytic flora consisting of Mangifera indica (Mango), Syzgium cumini (Jaman), Musa Paradisiaca, (Banana), Citrus limon (lemon), C. Sinensis (Orange), Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Erythrina subirosa (Gul nishtar), Cassia fistula (Amaltas), Azadirachta indica (Neam), Pongamia pinnata (Sukh Chain), Melia azedarach (Dharak), Dalbergia sisoo (Sheesam), Alastonia scholaris (Devil tree), Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Sufaida), Ficus religiosa (Banyan tree), Buhinia varigata (Kachnar), Amaranthus viridus (Bthoo), Stevia sp. Whereas, 0.1 percent of total plant population consists of xerophytic and drought tolerant plants listed below, Calatropis procera (Aak), Ricinus communis (castroil plant) , Euphorbia splendons, E. prostrata, Aloe vera, Bryophyllum pinnatum (air plant), Parthinium hysterophorus (bitter weed), Jatropha curcas (Purging nut), Araucaria hetrophylla (monkey puzzle tree), Cycas revoluta (Sago palm), Pinus sp. are the main species of xerophytic and drought tolerant plant species grown on 0.1% area of green belts