Turtle sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad
New Delhi Oct 4 (IANS) A turtle sanctuary in Allahabad and a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam are to be set up the government said on Wednesday.
The project at an estimated cost of Rs 1.34 crore will include development of the Biodiversity Park at the confluence of the Ganga Yamuna and Saraswati said the Ministry of Water Resources.
The approvals have been made under the Namami Gange programme.
"This project will provide much needed platform to make the visitors aware of their place in the ecosystem their roles and responsibilities improve their understanding of the complexity of co-existence with the environment and help generate awareness for reducing the impact of human activities on critical natural resources " a ministry statement said.
The project is 100 per cent centrally funded.
The Ganga and Yamuna at Allahabad are home to some of the most endangered turtles Gangetic dolphin Gharial and numerous migratory and resident birds.