Haryana to develop Leopard and Deer Safari scheme in Aravalli Hills

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Haryana to develop Leopard and Deer Safari scheme in Aravalli Hills

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Forest and Wild Life Minister, Rao Narbir Singh on Tuesday said that to conserve the environment and wild life in the Aravalli Hills, the proposal of developing of Leopard and Deer Safari scheme is being considered.

To explore possibility of the scheme, Rao Narbir alongwith the officers of Forest Department, visited the Lion Safari developed in Etawah in Uttar Pradesh.

As City forest is being developed in area around village Sakatpur and Gairatpur Bass near Sector 76 in Gurugram, this would be most appropriate place for Safari scheme. The minister said that in future, this city forest and Leopard and Deer Safari would emerge as first choice of nature lovers in the global city Gurugram. This place could be visited in just 25 minutes from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.

This year, various companies which carry out plantation programmes under CSR were also present during Van Mahotsav.

Apart from plantation programme, many other activities which will have positive impact on environment would be carried out in city forest so that people come here from walk and enjoy natural environment.

Alongwith the Forest Minister, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wild Life), V.S. Tanwar, Additional Chief Conservator of Forests, Alok Verma and Forests Divisional Officer, Subhash Yadav also toured Etawah Lion Safari.

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