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Banna Gupta inspects Jamshedpur ‘Nature Park’, promises makeover

Jamshedpur, Aug 8: Health Minister Banna Gupta on Sunday inspected Nature Park at Mango and refuted the authorities for poor maintenance of the park. He said he has been receiving complaints for poor facilities at the park, this is the reason he thought of inspecting the park. Garbage is spilled all over, which is posing a threat for the morning walkers.    

 The park built by Mango forest range under Jamshedpur forest division was inaugurated in 2017 by the then Jamshedpur West MLA and state food and civic supplies minister Saryu Roy. The vast stretch of forest land was lying barren and was under threat of encroachment and converting the area into park.

Gupta promised that the park will be renovated with an expenditure of Rs 2.30 crore.

 “It was an important step to preserve the environment. The area was lying deserted alongside and was used by miscreants and encroachment had also begun on this land. I discussed it with the forest and toyed with the idea of converting the vast land into a ‘Nature Park’ which was a much-felt need of the local residents. But we need to preserve the area and keep it clean,” said a local resident.

 The park has modern convenience for residents like pathway, solar-powered street lights, fountains, drinking water facility, palm groves and medicinal plants, a small pond and contoured trench for  water harvesting and groundwater recharging and all these facilities will be guarded 24×7 by security personnel of forest department for safety of visitors.

 “More than 51 varieties of medicinal plants have been planted across the park along with 10 varieties of palm trees. We have planted over 900 endangered medicinal plants at the park,” said Jamshedpur divisional forest official.

 A 3000-feet long pathway has been built using cement concrete pavers block for morning walkers and joggers. Landscape work is also being carried out across the park with grass carpeting on the lawn. Deep boring facility has been made for providing drinking water facility for visitors. Around 50 solar powered street lights will be installed by Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) soon and 10 dust bins will be placed across the park.

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