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Tripura News: State to Establish Northeast India's Largest Flower Garden, says Forest Minister

A pilot project will be undertaken to establish a flower garden in East Takchaya ADC Village under the Tulashikhar Forest Range of Khowai district in Tripura, said Forest Minister Animesh Debbarma at a press conference held in Agartala on Tuesday.

In the press conference, the Forest Minister highlighted various development projects undertaken by the Forest Department. He expressed hope that the flower garden being developed under the pilot project will be a major attraction for tourists. Similar flower gardens will be developed in other districts of the state in the future after the successful implementation of the pilot project at Takchaya.

Tripura-Northeast-Largest-Flower-GardenDebbarma was accompanied by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) and Head of Forest Force Dr Avinash Kanfade, CEO of CAMPA RK Samal and others.

In his first ever press conference after joining the State cabinet and assuming charges of the Forest Department, Animesh Debbarma also highlighted several other initiatives of his department including steps to promote tourism in the State.

He told the media, there is also a plan to construct a modern multi-utility hall at the Baramura Eco Park and a cafeteria. It has been decided to organize a cultural program every weekend on the stage located inside the Agartala Heritage Park.

There is also a plan to construct a multi-utility central hall and aquarium in Netaji Park located in Gurkhabasti. The department has taken special initiatives to develop the Sepahijala Sanctuary to modern standards. He pointed out that wash rooms in the sanctuary are in bad shape – steps will be taken to ensure cleanliness and maintain hygiene there.  Initiatives have been taken to develop eco-tourism by utilizing Atharamura and Jampui hills.

He further informed that a cluster program will be undertaken under the Externally Aided Projects of the Forest Department to improve the livelihood of the people. An expenditure of about Rs 300 crore will be incurred for this.

(Tripura, Tripura News)

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