Updated: March 3, 2019 12:46:10 am
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Saturday distributed 2,000 ducklings among 100 families to be released in the Rudrasagar Lake of Sepahijala district, as part of the government’s plan to popularise Neermahal, a palace located in the middle of the lake. Speaking at the event, Biplab said that the birds are of a special breed and were brought from Bengaluru.
The chief minister explained that the ducks would lay more eggs, adding to the livelihood of the beneficiaries.
Popularly known as Tripura’s ‘Lake Palace’, Neermahal was commissioned by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in 1930. The King commissioned the English Martin and Burn Company to build a summer resort for him. Located at Melaghar in Sepahijala district, 53 Km from Agartala, this palace at the heart of Lake Rudrasagar has been a tourist hotspot for decades.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.