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Ecological Park at GDC Udhampur thrown open

Ecological Park at GDC Udhampur thrown open


An Ecological Park sprawling in area of about 200 kanals adjoining the ‘College Botanical Garden’ was inaugurated by Secretary, Higher Education Department, Jb. Talat Parvez Rohella, amidst huge gathering comprising of researchers, scholars, delegates from various parts of the world prominent citizens, nature lovers ,students and college staff. Congratulating the staff and Principal of the College for creating one of the most valuable asset for the College, Mr. Rohella said ,”conservation of our natural resources and wild life is of paramount importance for the maintenance of ecological balance especially when all our natural resources are under the anthropogenic stress and it will be a big contribution on the part of Govt. Degree College Udhampur in this direction”. On this occasion Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, HoD Botany and in charge of the ‘Eco-Park Project team of the college’, briefed the chief guest about the realm of biological spectrum of the park Eco-park and informed about the major floral and faunal species available in the Eco park and future action plant for making this park more rich and beneficial for the students and nature lovers. Jb. Rohella commended the efforts of the College team and suggested to get the team with student members also as registered society with blue print of the future development plans in hand and Department of Hr. Education will provide funding to the society for maintenance and upkeep of this Eco- park . The Principal of the College Dr. Nutan Kumar Resutra informed the gathering that the said Eco-park was Rakh area in and was s transferred to Govt. Degree College Udhampur way back in 1961 ,but was not in Physical possession of the College and there was every likelihood of encroachment of this area by the encroachers from different sides. “It was my long cherished desire to retrieve this area and develop it into a park with very restricted anthropogenic inference so that its natural landscape and biodiversity is not disturbed “He added. The Secretary to Government Higher Education Department directed that an action plan for the Ecological Park keeping at least ten years into consideration be prepared so that there is least intervention of humans in nature and flora-fauna of Himalayan region is preserved in its true sense.