Raipur: India’s biggest man-made jungle being built at Nandini Mines—an abandoned mine in Durg district will be launched by chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on September 15.
This project has been established at a cost of about Rs 3.30 crore. For this, amount has been taken from DMF and other items. This project is an example in front of the country and the world that how the useless mine area can be converted into a great example of natural habitat.
There are already numerous teak and gooseberry trees in Nandini's forest spread over an area of 17 km. Now 83,000 saplings have been planted in the vacant space. For this, funds have been approved from DMF-ADB. District collector Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure on Saturday inspected the area in view of the arrival of the chief minister.
Briefing about the project in detail, DFO Dhammshil Ganveer said that over 83,000 saplings have been planted here. In the coming 3 years this area will be fully developed as a forest. Due to the planting of diverse species of plants here, the natural environment here will be very rich. He said that trees like Peepal, Banyan have been planted here, which have a very long life, as well as medicinal trees like Harra, Behada, Mahuva have also been planted.
DFO informed that the entire project has been developed in such a way that it will also become ideal habitat for birds and will be developed as a bird park. There is a huge wetland where Whistling Ducks, Open Bill Starks have already been targeted. Along with this, special arrangements will also be made to roam in this man-made forest. Necessary action plan has also been made for this so that it can be included in the best places to visit not only in Chhattisgarh but in the country.