The highest altitude natural park of India, located at a peak of 11,000 toes, was inaugurated at Mana village near the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Saturday.
“The principle goal of this excessive altitude natural park is to preserve varied medicinally and culturally essential alpine species and to do analysis on their propagation and habitat ecology,” Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the chief conservator of forests (analysis), was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
The park has been developed on an space of three acres given by Mana Van Panchayat by the Analysis Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Division.
It has been developed in three years below central authorities’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund Administration and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme.
The natural park has round 40 species present in excessive altitude alpine areas within the Indian Himalayan area.
Many of those species are endangered and threatened as per Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) purple listing in addition to by the State Biodiversity Board. It contains many essential medicinal herbs additionally.
The park has been divided into 4 sections.
The primary part comprises species related to Badrinath (lord Vishnu), which incorporates Badri Tulsi, Badri Ber, Badri Tree, and sacred tree of Bhojpatra. Badri Tulsi, which is scientifically named as Origanum Vulgare, is discovered on this space and types essential a part of providing to lord Badrinath. Numerous researches have established its a number of medicinal advantages.
Badri Ber, which is scientifically often known as Hippophae Salicifolia, and domestically known as as Amaesh, is one other nutrition-rich fruit and used broadly, Chaturvedi stated.
The second part is devoted to Ashtavarga species which is a bunch of eight herbs discovered within the Himalayan area particularly Riddhi (Habenaria Intermedia), Vriddhi (Habenaria Edgeworthii), Jeevak (Malaxis Acuminata), Rishbhak (Malaxis Muscifera), Kakoli (Fritillaria Roylei), Ksheer Kakoli (Lilium Polyphyllum), Maida (Ploygonatum Cirrhifolium), and Maha Maida (Polygonatum Verticillatum), that are an important elements of Chyawanprash, he stated.
Out of those, 4 herbs belong to the lily household and 4 belong to the orchid household, he added.
The third part consists of Saussurea species and contains Brahmakamal (Saussurea Obvallata) which additionally occurs to be the state flower of Uttarakhand. Different Saussurea species on the park are Phemkamal (Saussurea Simpsoniana), Nilkamal (Saussurea Graminifolia) and Koot (Saussurea Costus), the official stated.
The fourth part consists of varied alpine species together with Ateesh, Meethavish, Vankakdi, and Choru, all of that are essential medicinal herbs and are in nice demand, he stated.
Moreover, bushes of Thuner (Taxus Wallichiana), whose bark is utilized in making most cancers medicine, Tansen and Maple bushes have additionally been grown within the park, Chaturvedi stated.
The inauguration of the park was accomplished by the Sarpanch of Mana Van Panchayat.
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