New MoU signed for development of Botanical Garden in Noida

 In order to develop Botanical Garden Of India Republic (BGIR) located in the city, NOIDA and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change signed <g data-gr-id="31">an Memorandum</g> of Understanding (MoU) on Friday. A senior official of the Noida Authority said that the BGIR would be developed in Sector-38-A on a 163.79-acre land. The central and state governments would develop the area with mutual collaboration.  

The Authority would plant national and international species of plants, aquatic plants, and endangered ones as well. BGIR would also show the ecological cycle representation from <g data-gr-id="28">origin</g> of living beings to provide awareness among the public to preserve nature. The authority officials said BGIR would also keep national Museum of Nature History (NMNH), Musical Fountain, Water Body, MFEE Theatre, research and development, warehouse, lab, seed bank and a nursery in its premises. 

Minister of State of MoEF Prakash Javadekar said the mandate of the ministry is to strike a balance between the five elements of nature. He said that the ministry’s mission is directed towards clean water, clear air, clean energy, clean environment and more greenery. The minister emphasised that to achieve this, a people’s movement and participation is required.

Rama Raman, Chairman and CEO of the Noida Authority, said: “Such kind of gardens have been developed in Kolkata. Noida would be the second place. Apart from this, the authority had also decided to develop a city forest cover — a green belt area in <g data-gr-id="20">2,500-acre</g> land.”
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