Youths take initiative to develop biodiversity park

They have converted 13-acre of land into a green belt at Huligere

Youths take initiative to develop biodiversity park


This is true in case of Shri Gurugunda Brahmeshwara Yuva Vedike in Huligere village of Sira taluk, where the members of this Vedike have decided to gift green to the society.
The Vedike members being genuinely concerned with ecology and environment have decided to convert the 13-acres of land into a biodiversity park, located near Huligere village in Sira taluk. This land is situated beside Kodi Veerappa temple is a totally barren and waste land.

Being concerned with issues of global warming, destruction of green belts, extinction of flora and fauna, the members who decided to their bit to the society, have resolved to convert this land into a green belt.

3,000 varieties
To embark upon this objective, the members will be sowing as many as 3,000 varieties of saplings belonging to rare varieties. Thus, this afforestation programme, which is being implemented on a large scale will help in creating a lung space in this region.
The proposed biodiversity park, will be set-up on the lines of ‘Devara Kaadu’ forest model, and will be named after former DIG Chandrashekhar, who is also a native of Huligere village.

2,200 plants
The 13-acre of land has been cleaned up and converted into an open ground. All the thorny bushes, shrubs and vegetation have been cleared up and was readied for sowing operations. Already, more than 2,200 varieties of saplings belonging to rare species have been planted, based on the advises of the experts.

The late retired DIG Chandrashekhar Memorial Bio-Diversity Park will house medicinal plants on a large scale. Apart from them, flowering plants, valuable trees and flora which are on the verge of extinction will find a place in the Park.

Innumerable varieties of plants and trees, classified accordingly, will be grown in respective sections which will named as - Madhuvana, Pushpavana, Charakavana, Chakravana and several others. And the Park just does not limit itself to growing trees and plants, but also it has given priority to rain-water harvesting, water conservation and shelter to birds and fauna.

The Vedike has installed soak pits at several places to ensure that rain-water did not go waste. By providing shelter to the birds and fauna, it is also concentrating on growing trees which are suitable to grow in those regions.
President of Shri Gurugunda Brahmeshwara Yuva Vedike Doddegowda and Secretary Rangaraju express that the Vedike was also giving top priority to address the problem of soil erosion. Inspired by the noble initiative, people from the surrounding villages have also extended their hands in making this project a huge success.

Inauguration tomorrow
The Bio-Diversity Park is all set to be officially inaugurated on Monday, November 2, at 2.30 pm, at the premises of Shri Kodi Veerappa temple. Seer of Spatikapuri Peethadhyaksha Nanjavadhoota Swamiji of Pattanayakanahalli village, will grace the occasion. MLA T B Jayachandra will preside over the function.
MP Janardhana Swamy, Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat Tulasi Maddineni and Forest Conservator Officer Dr R Raju will be the chief guests on the occasion.

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