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Indore mayor inspects zoo amid avian flu scare

Indore mayor Malini Gaud asked officials on Wednesday to construct a friendly habitat for monkeys and a cafeteria in the Kamla Nehru Zoological Park.

indore Updated: Oct 26, 2016 20:28 IST
Indore mayor Malini Gaud inspected zoo and garbage trenching site in Devguradia on Wednesday.
Indore mayor Malini Gaud inspected zoo and garbage trenching site in Devguradia on Wednesday. (Arun Mondhe/HT)

Indore mayor Malini Gaud asked officials on Wednesday to construct a friendly habitat for monkeys and a cafeteria in the Kamla Nehru Zoological Park.

Gaud’s inspection came after avian flu scare in Delhi and Gwalior zoos. She ordered the zoo officials to take precaution in checking the spread of avian flu among the animals and birds.

Zoo in-charge Dr Uttam Yadav said the animals and birds had been given anti-virals, vitamins and adequate nutrition to ensure their immunity remains strong. The mayor also instructed to create more sitting spaces for visitors in the zoo.

Inspection at Devguradia plant

Mayor Malini Gaud inspected the garbage trenching site in Devguradia and enquired about the operations of waste-to-compost plant at the site. She instructed the officials to make use of compost in gardens in the city.

The officials told the mayor that the city generates about 800–900 tonnes of garbage daily, and they need to step up the installed capacity of garbage processing plant so that garbage do not pile up at the site.

The installed capacity of waste-to-compost plant is 500 tonnes per day, but it has been operating much below its ability ever since a major fire broke out in the plant in May last year. The mayor ordered officials to make use of the waste plastic bags generated in the city in construction of roads.