Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor (LG) Vinay Kumar Saxena on Tuesday laid the inspiration stone for the event of the capital’s first bamboo theme park on the Yamuna riverfront as a part of the river rejuvenation undertaking.

Officers mentioned the park might be unfold over 10 hectares on the west coast close to the Delhi-Meerut Expressway and the Delhi Growth Authority (DDA) will plant 20,000 bamboo saplings of 15 varieties this monsoon season.

Talking on the occasion, LG Saxena mentioned, “All the space has been categorized into two parts- a bamboo recreation space, primarily within the greenway space, and a bamboo plantation alongside the opposite river plantation. The ‘Bansera’ will comprise of various types of bamboo plant specifically procured for the area. The park may also have services designed in bamboo, an eco-friendly materials, together with kiosks, huts, a watchtower and seats for public use in a greenway space with unpaved paths.

East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir, Bharatiya Janata Get together MLA and DDA members Vijender Gupta and OP Sharma, Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and DDA Vice President Manish Kumar Gupta have been current on the event.

The LG mentioned that planting bamboo on a big scale will assist in addressing the air air pollution downside of the capital as bamboo produces about 30% extra oxygen, whereas it consumes a lot much less water and enriches the soil.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will plant 20,000 bamboo saplings of 15 varieties this monsoon season.  (HT Illustration)
Delhi Growth Authority (DDA) will plant 20,000 bamboo saplings of 15 varieties this monsoon season. (HT Illustration)

In June this yr, the LG had directed the DDA to begin work on the park. DDA officers mentioned that at current an space of ​​10 hectares is being developed, however extra space might be developed later.

“In July, 20,000 saplings of 15 bamboo varieties have been procured from Assam and a nursery was arrange in order that the vegetation can adapt to the weather conditions of Delhi throughout this monsoon season,” a DDA official mentioned.

The LG had additionally directed the DDA to develop a melancholy unfold over 2.5 hectares on the financial institution as a water physique, which is now prepared.

“A bamboo cafe can also be proposed. Giant areas for the congregation have been designed with stay bamboo vegetation that type a curtain enclosure,” mentioned LG.

Delhi LG additionally identified bamboo as a supply of varied financial actions like furnishings making, incense sticks and many others., which may help in producing employment alternatives and enhance earnings in Delhi.

Nevertheless, ecologists say that bamboo plantations will serve no ecological objective on the Yamuna floodplains. Vijay Dhasmana, an ecologist who can also be the curator of the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram, mentioned bamboo isn’t native to Delhi and might be grown. In some components of Delhi, it is not going to serve any ecological objective. “The floodplains must be left alone to hold out their pure means of regulating the circulation of the river through the wet months and though plantations must be completed close to the floodplains, they need to be native to the Yamuna. For instance, we will discover bamboo in locations like Sundar Nursery in Delhi, however they don’t serve any ecological objective, particularly on the floodplains,” he mentioned.

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