Chhattisgarh to have Asia’s biggest botanical garden

Asia’s biggest botanical garden will come up in Naya Raipur with the Chhattisgarh government initiating work on the eco-tourism project. The state forest department has already started work in this connection near Khandwa village of the new capital, located around 23 kms away from the existing Raipur. CM Raman Singh has a keen interest in promoting eco-tourism and it was as per his initiative that the garden would be developed on 153 hectares of area near Khandwa reservoir, close to the planned forest safari, an official said. A team of experts experts inspected the proposed site on Wednesday, the official said. They also spoke to chief executive of Naya Raipur Devt Authority.
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