Man Made Forest: Asia’s largest man-made biodiversity park taking shape in the barren land of mines
Raipur. Man Made Forest: The huge man-made heritage of the environment in the country is built in the vacant mines of Nandini in Durg district. Huge man-made forest has been developed here. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inspected this project in Nandini today. This project has been developed in the land of Nandini’s vacant mines. This project has been prepared at a cost of about Rs 3.30 crore. Today, in the Jan Van Program, Chief Minister Baghel planted a banyan plant here and inspected the forest. is noted
That money has been taken from DMF and other items for this. This project was prepared for environmental protection on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. This project is an example in front of the country and the world that how the useless mine area can be converted into a great example of natural habitat.
In his address on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that this is a laudable step to preserve the environment. Develop medicinal plants and orchards in 100 acres here. He said that this is a big initiative for environmental protection. This will also help in controlling pollution.
Forest and Climate Change Minister and Minister in-charge of Durg district, Mr. Mohammad Akbar said that we have taken big decisions to save nature. Be it the Lemru project or the plantation on the banks of rivers, we have always given importance to nature.
There has been a great deal of man-made forestry here. I congratulate the people of the area for this.
PHE Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, Higher Education Minister Umesh Patel also planted saplings on the occasion. It is noteworthy that there are already many teak and gooseberry trees in Nandini’s forest spread over an area of 17 km. Now 83,000 saplings have been planted in the vacant space. For this, funds have been approved from DMF-ADB.
On this occasion, PCCF Rakesh Chaturvedi gave detailed information about the project and congratulated the officials engaged in this work. CF Shalini Raina also congratulated the project team. Collector Dr. Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure and DFO Dhammsheel Ganveer gave detailed information about the project to the Chief Minister. He said that 83000 saplings have been planted. In 3 years this area will be fully developed as a forest. Due to the planting of diverse species of plants here, the natural environment here will be very rich.
DFO Ganveer said that trees like Peepal, Banyan have been planted here, which have a very long life, as well as medicinal trees like Harra, Behada, Mahuva have also been planted. On this occasion PCCF Forest Conservation Narasimha Rao, MD of Minor Forest Produce Sanjay Shukla, IG Vivekanand Sinha, and other officers were present. Along with this, BSP CEO Anirban Dasgupta was also present.
Ideal habitat for birds- The entire project has been developed in such a way that it will also become ideal habitat for birds and will develop into a bird park. There is a huge wetland where Whistling Ducks, Open Billed Starks etc. have already been targeted.
Eco-tourism will be developed – Along with this, special arrangements will also be made to roam in this man-made forest. Necessary action plan has also been made for this so that it can be included in the best tourist destinations of not only Chhattisgarh but the country.