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Anil Baijal mulls plans to save parks

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 5, 2017, 1:30 am IST
Updated : Feb 5, 2017, 6:16 am IST

The L-G, who visited Yamuna Biodiversity Park, directed that “a separate corporate entity be set up to manage biodiversity parks.

Both the Yamuna and the Aravalli Biodiversity Parks have been providing ecological services to the city of Delhi.
 Both the Yamuna and the Aravalli Biodiversity Parks have been providing ecological services to the city of Delhi.

New Delhi: Lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Saturday directed the setting up of a separate company under Delhi Development Authority to manage biodiversity parks in a more focused and sustained manner in the national capital. The L-G, who visited Yamuna Biodiversity Park, directed that “a separate corporate entity be set up to manage biodiversity parks for preservation of flora and fauna in Delhi,” said a statement from LG office. The statement added that he pointed to the “urgent need” to revive lost ecosystems of Yamuna.

He emphasised that the Yamuna Biodiversity Park is a unique urban landscape, contributing towards preservation of natural heritage including vanishing flora and fauna. Both the Yamuna and the Aravalli Biodiversity Parks have been providing ecological services to the city of Delhi. The L-G was credited with conceiving biodiversity parks in the national Capital during his tenure as the vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority.

He was accompanied by DDA vice-chairman Udai Pratap Singh, environmentalist professor C.R. Babu, scientist incharge of Yamuna Biodiversity Park Dr Faiyaz A Khudsar, and Mala Baijal. The L-G appreciated the efforts of the team of professor Babu, along with DDA officials, for conserving biodiversity parks in,  while also pointing to the “need” to revive ecosystems.

Tags: anil baijal, delhi development authority, yamuna biodiversity park
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi