Saplings of various species of fruits and flowers will be planted on both the sides of Ram Van Gaman Marg, which will revive the times Lord Ram spent his exile in present day Chhattisgarh.
The Forest Department has been entrusted with the responsibility to plant one-and-a-half lakh saplings on both sides of 528-km-long of Marg. Already, 90 percent of the plantation work has been completed, even before the commencement of the main project.
In this way, tourists will get to see a variety of medicinal herbs. Execution of this ambitious project of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will start this month.
Under the project, 75 locations related to Lord Ram’s exile period has been identified to be connected as a new tourism circuit.
In the first phase, nine places from Korea district in North Chhattisgarh to Sukma district in South Chhattisgarh will be beautified and developed at a cost of Rs 137.75 crore. These places are already blessed with natural scenic beauty.
Greenery around these places will be enhanced and beautiful gardens full of aromatic flowers and sweet fruits will be developed near the selected pilgrimage tourist destinations.
Saplings of peepal, banyan, mango, harra, behda, jamun, arjun, khamhar, amla, karanj and neem trees are being planted across the entire path.
Ram Van Gaman Path will represent the state’s biodiversity to the world.
This new tourism circuit will also connect the Guru Ghasidas National Park in Korea, Tamor Pingla Sanctuary in Surajpur, Semarsot Sanctuary in Balrampur, Badalkhol Sanctuary of Jashpur, Gomarda Sanctuary of Raigarh, Achanakmar Sanctuary in Mungeli, Bhoramdev Sanctuary of Kawardha, Barnavapara Sanctuary in Balodabazar, Sitanadi Sanctuary in Dhamtari, Udanti Sanctuary in Gariaband, Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar and Indravati National Park in Bijapur.
Udanti and Sitanadi sanctuaries have been declared as Tiger Reserve from 2009.