The Rajasthan government has recently given its approval for an extra budget allocation of Rs 43.50 crore towards the construction of 50 birdhouses. This initiative is part of the government's ongoing efforts to safeguard and preserve bird species within the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had initially announced the construction of these 50 birdhouses as part of this year's budget. The allocated funds will be utilized to build these birdhouses at 33 Lavkush gardens, along with an additional 17 locations.
By providing safe and suitable habitats for birds, the government aims to create conducive conditions for their breeding, nesting, and overall well-being. The birdhouses will be strategically placed across various locations in Rajasthan, taking into consideration the natural habitats and migratory patterns of different bird species. Each birdhouse will be designed to meet the specific requirements of the respective bird species, providing appropriate space, materials, and features that promote nesting and breeding.
According to the statement, the upcoming birdhouses will be modeled after those found in Gulab Bagh, Udaipur. The construction of these birdhouses, along with expenses for bird food and the acquisition of foreign bird species, will amount to a total expenditure of Rs 87 lakh per birdhouse. Specific bird species such as Cockatiels, Lovebird Parrots, Budgerigars (commonly known as "buggy parrots"), and Guinea Fowls (referred to as "chakor murga") will be purchased for Rs one lakh each to inhabit these birdhouses. Additionally, the statement mentions that the birdhouses will also serve as facilities for the treatment of sick, helpless, and injured birds.
Furthermore, the construction of these birdhouses can also provide educational opportunities for local communities and tourists. Birdwatching and bird conservation activities can be organized, raising awareness about the importance of bird conservation and environmental sustainability.
Source: Times Of India