- Now this state of India will have the largest jungle safari park
- Will be just a few hours away from the capital
- Central government will invest money
Africa is popular all over the world for its jungle and safari parks. But now India is also working fast in this area. Earlier the central government had brought cheetahs from South Africa and now the Haryana government has announced that it will develop such a jungle safari park outside Africa that will attract wildlife from all over the world. This safari park will be spread over an area of 10,000 acres. The state government in a statement on Thursday said that this safari park will be spread over an area of 10,000 acres in the Aravalli region of Gurugram and Nuh districts.
The biggest such project in the world will be
The Haryana government has claimed in its statement that this project will be the biggest such project in the world. At present, Sharjah has the largest such specially developed safari park outside Africa. It is spread over an area of about 2,000 acres and was inaugurated in February 2022. “The proposed Aravalli park will be more than five times in size and will have different types of fauna,” the government said in a statement. The state government said that Union Minister for Forest and Environment and Climate Change Bhupendra Yadav and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had gone to Sharjah Safari in this regard.
Central government will provide funds
Khattar had reached Dubai on Wednesday on a one-day visit. After returning on Thursday, Khattar said that the NCR region of Haryana has immense potential for development of Jungle Safari. He said that the Jungle Safari scheme would not only promote tourism but would also provide employment opportunities to the local people. He said, “The Jungle Safari project in Haryana will be a joint project of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Government of Haryana. The central government will provide funds to Haryana for the project.
The Chief Minister said that tenders have been floated for this project, along with two companies with international experience have also been identified for designing and operating such safari centres. According to him, both these companies will participate in the respective competition. Khattar said that the Central Zoo Authority has done the evaluation study of the area and has agreed to the technical feasibility for setting up such a park. According to the Haryana government’s statement, 180 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, 29 species of aquatic and reptiles and 57 species of butterflies were found in the survey conducted a few years back.