Nagar Palika

 Nagar Palika or Municipality or Nagar Nigam is an urban local body that administers a city of population 100,000 or more. However, there are exceptions to that, as previously nagar palikas were constituted in urban centers with population over 20,000 so all the urban bodies which were previously classified as Nagar palika were reclassified as Nagar palika even if their population was under 100,000. Under the Panchayati Raj system, it interacts directly with the state government, though it is administratively part of the district it is located in. Generally smaller district cities and bigger towns have a Nagar palika. Nagar palikas are also a form of local self-government, entrusted with some duties and responsibilities, as enshrined and guided upon by the Constitutional (74th Amendment)Act,1992.

National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)

National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) - The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment. The EPA has set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for six criteria pollutants: sulfur dioxide (S02), particulates (PM2.5/PM10), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), and lead (Pb). Periodically, the standards are reviewed and may 

National Highway

National Highways are the important or main highways running through the length and breadth of the country, connecting ports, highways and capitals of states and including roads of strategic and military value.


Natural resources

Any portion of natural environment - soil, water, rangeland, forest, wildlife, minerals or human population or that man can utilise to promote his welfare.



 Clusters of closely related species and subspecies that have evolved relatively recently.

Net ecosystem production NEPThe change in the biomass of an ecosystem per unit time, equivalent to net primary productivity minus losses due to grazing by herbivores.


Net residential density

It is calculated by taking the total resident population over the area comprising only of land under residential use, access roads and tot-lots.

New Suburbanism


 You guessed it! New Urbanism…but with the suburbs.

New Urbanism


An urban design movement that promotes pedestrian-friendly cities that are environmentally sustainable and built for communities.

New urbanism

 A broad school of urban design that advocates a return to 'traditional' human-scale neighborhood development, livable communities, transit-oriented development and smart growth instead of low-density car-oriented urban development.



An acronym for Not In My Backyard. The sort of people who believe shelters should be built for the homeless as long as they’re not anywhere within a 5-mile radius of their own house.


They are the points, strategic spots in a city into which are the intensive foci to and from which he is travelling. They may be primarily junctions, places of a break in transportation, a crossing or convergence of paths, moments of shift from one structure to another, or the nodes may be simply concentrations, which gain their importance from being the condensation of some use of physical character as a street corner hangout or an enclosed square.

Non renewable resources

Resources which are used and not replaced i.e. all non-energy mineral resources and mineral energy resources.


Non- workers

were those who had not worked any time at all in the year preceding the date of enumeration

Non-confirming landuse

A type of zoning variance where a parcel of land may be given an exception from current zoning ordinances due to improvements made by a prior owner or before the current zoning ordinances made the desired use non-conforming under local law.