In a development towards ecological sustainability, the Forest Department has started the Green Lungs Forest Project within the expansive 295-hectare Risala Forest, located near Balicha.
The department has recently issued a tender amounting to Rs 17.90 Lakh for the development of entrance gates and watchtowers within the sanctuary. Out of this budget, Rs 10.40 Lakh is marked for the construction of the entrance gate, while Rs 7.50 Lakh is allocated towards the watchtower.
The project, estimated at a total cost of Rs 2 Crore, underscores a dedicated effort to maintain ecological conservation measures within the forest. The establishment of entrance gates and watchtowers is poised to not only enhance accessibility but also fortify monitoring and protection of the sanctuary's natural resources.
The expansive scope of the initiative encompasses various constructions, including a 4 km wall, check dam, embankment, trench, stone embankment, and more. Additionally, two watchtowers and a pathway are slated for construction, promising improved infrastructure and accessibility within the forest area.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar