Lal Singh takes appraisal of the Jammu zoo project at Khanpur Nagrota

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Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh on Wednesday said that Government is exploring possibilities to promote eco-tourism in and around the Jammu city.
This was said by the Minister while interacting with people after inspecting the site for construction of Jammu zoo (Shivalik Biological Park) near Khanpur Nagrota where he took appraisal of the features of the zoo,.
Chief Wild Life Warden Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator of Forests Eco-Tourism A K Gupta, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Joint Director Forest Protection Force Kh Qamar-ud-Din besides Divisional Forest Officers of Wild Life, Territorial and Forest Protection Force accompanied the Minister during his visit .
Choudhary Lal Singh informed that Government of India has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for establishment of Jammu Zoo at Nagrota in Khanpur. He said the zoo would be spread over about 5000 kanals of land and would be connected with Manda zoo via Bantalab area in Nagrota bye pass.
The Minister said that the Jammu Zoo would attract the millions of pilgrims and tourists visiting the State.
He said the project contains several facilities of tourist attraction, children entertainment, like eco-parks, wildlife enclosures, bird sanctuaries with large number of species from the world around, herbal parks, cafeterias, facilities of public utilities, parking spots and other attractions which are available in the national level zoos across the country.

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