To take some positive measures in the backdrop of global warming, the Maharashtra government has decided to develop a botanical garden in Chandrapur, where several varieties and species will be kept as a treasure for the next generation. Maharashtra government has approved the project and Rs18 crore fund has been sanctioned for the purpose.According to a senior government official, the decision has been inspired by the Bangalore botanical garden. “We have decided to develop the proposed botanical garden on the lines of the Bangalore botanical garden. The garden is located at an ideal topographical location, where a collection of tropical plants and species of birds will be kept and nurtured,” he said.He added, “The drought has been a major and regular phenomena. Most parts of the world are facing a severe drought and floods. The temperature has been soaring by the day. This drastic climate change has affected our lifestyle. It is the need of the hour to develop the botanical garden to maintain the balance,” said the official.As per the government forest department notification, Chandrapur is the one of the rich regions in terms of plants. “This natural treasure has to be preserved and maintained for the next generation. The rare species of plants are vanishing. So it is the need of the hour to preserve the remaining tropical plants. The animal species and plants are complimentary to each other, so the government has decided to develop the botanical garden, which will be converted into a tourist spot,” stated the notification.Taking a leaf out of Bangalore bookThe Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore was originally commissioned by Mysore ruler Hyder Ali and finished by his son Tipu Sultan. It has a famous Glass House, which hosts an annual flower show. Lalbagh houses India’s largest collection of tropical plants, has a lake, and is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangalore. It is also a home to a few bird species. The commonly sighted birds include myna, parakeets, crows, brahmini kite, pond heron, common egret and purple moor hen.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

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Maha approves botanical garden in Chandrapur