Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s hometown Nagpur will soon get a biodiversity park built on the model of the Rashtrapati Bhavan garden, complete with medicinal and herbal plants.
The foundation stone for the project, coming up on a sprawling plot along the scenic Ambazari pond, was laid by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday.
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“The biodiversity park will be on the lines of the herbal garden at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi,” Fadnavis said. “It will have various herbal plants, oils and seeds,” he added.
An enclosure with a butterfly zone modelled on the lines of the one in Singapore is also part of the project.
The government has also taken up watershed development and soil conservation projects along with the biodiversity park. The water shed project is to help increase the underground water table, to ensure adequate water supply to city and its adjoining towns.