Ramesh proposes bio-cultural park in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A unique bio-cultural park here with plants having links with different cultures and traditions of the country was on Wednesday proposed by Union Environment minister Jairam Ramesh.

"I propose setting up a bio-culture park in the state capital which will be unique in the country. The park to be spread over 10 acre will have plants having links with different cultures and traditions of the country," Ramesh said.

Hoping that the park would attract tourists from across the country, the union minister said visitors would get the impression of cultural links of people from trees and plans.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the North-East Biodiversity Gallery at the Regional Museum of Natural History here.

On a `fragrance` park which he inaugurated, Ramesh said there were 52 species of flowers with different fragrances which both the young and the old could enjoy.

Inaugurating the gallery, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said: "Maintaining the world`s rich forest biodiversity will help us to combat the climate crisis, alleviate poverty, support human health and leave the bountiful and beautiful legacy of nature for generations to come."