GDA to develop Herbal Park soon

Published on Nov 23, 2006 12:25 AM IST

GORAKHPUR DEVELOPMENT authority will develop Herbal Garden over five-acre land near Circuit House under Ramgarh Tal project. Vice-chairman of the authority Ravi Prakash Arora said that the proposal would be placed in the board meeting for the grant of budget. He said Central Institute for Medical Aromatics Plants (CIMAP) would provide plants to be planted in the garden.

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GORAKHPUR DEVELOPMENT authority will develop Herbal Garden over five-acre land  near Circuit House under Ramgarh Tal project.

Vice-chairman of the authority Ravi Prakash Arora said that the proposal would be placed in the board meeting for the grant of budget. He said Central Institute for Medical Aromatics Plants (CIMAP) would provide plants to be planted in the garden.

While talking to mediapersons, Arora said the staff would be trained to maintain the garden and the botanical names of all the plants would be printed on these plants. He expressed hope that the proposed garden would generate awareness among the people regarding the medical plants and their significance. 

He also made the spot inspection of the park maintained by the GDA and expressed his displeasure over the pathetic condition of the park.

During the surprise visit, he also founded that fountains were not functional in Govind Vallabh and Premchand Park and the electrical points were off. He directed the officials to launch an operation for enumeration of such parks. 

In the first phase five parks will be renovated in different areas including Indira Bal Vihar, Ram Prasad Bislim park and Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar park.  According to records, GDA has not developed any residential colony in the city since last three years and now authority has decided to develop a Herbal Park. According to an official, ‘Government of India has also decided to promote environment friendly and herbal plants cultivation and the cooperation of non-government organisation will be sought in this direction”.  Arora made spot inspection of the proposed site for the herbal garden with subordinate officials and decided to introduce the programme on priority basis.

Secretary of GDA Gyanprakash Tripathi town planner VK Vidyarthi, assistant engineers and others accompanied him during the inspection.

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