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Raipur : Chhattisgarh’s Ram-Marg to be full of aromatic flowers and sweet fruits: More than one and a half lakh saplings are being planted

Raipur : Chhattisgarh’s Ram-Marg to be full of aromatic flowers and sweet fruits:  More than one and a half lakh saplings are being planted

Beautiful gardens to be developed around pilgrimage- destinations

Saplings of various species of fruits and flowers will be planted on both the sides of Ram Van Gaman Marg. In this way, tourists will get to see variety of medicinal herbs. Beautiful ambience will be created on the entire Ram Van Gaman Path to revive the legendry scenery of Lord Ram’s exile period. Execution of this ambitious project of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will be started from this month itself.Under this 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 Koriya district in North Chhattisgarh to Sukma district in South Chhattisgarh will be beautified and developed at the cost of Rs 137 crore 75 lakh. 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. Forest Department has been entrusted with the responsibility to plant one and a half lakh saplings on both sides of 528-km-long of Ram Van Gaman Path. The department has already completed 90% of the assigned plantation work even before the commencement of the original project. Saplings of peepal, banyan, mango, harra, behda, jamun, arjun, khamhar, amla, karanj, neem etc trees are being planted across the entire path. Bamboo tree-guards made by women self-help groups are being used for safety of these plants. Ram Van Gaman Path will represent the state’s biodiversity to the world.

tourism circuit will also connect Guru Ghasidas National Park in Koriya, Tamor Pingla Sancturary 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 district, Indravato National Park in Bijapur, Pamed and Bhairamgarh Sanctuaries. Udanti and Sitanadi Sanctuaries have been declared as Tiger Reserve from year 2009




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