Odisha plans second zoo near Sambalpur

September 29, 2012 at 12:38 am 3 comments

Following report is from TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government is planning to request the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to expedite setting up of a second zoo in the state at Sambalpur. “We are planning to move the CZA for the proposed second zoo only after we get a concrete proposal. It will be done after finalizing the proposed site and study the related impacts of the proposed project,” said BP Singh, special secretary of forest and environment department.

He said the proposal for a zoo at Sambalpur was announced in the Assembly nearly nine years ago. He said Laxmi Dunguri, a place between Burla and Sambalpur on the bank of river Mahanadi, is one of the sites being considered for the project. But the site is yet to be finalized, he said, adding around 100 acres of land required for the zoo is available at the site. Availability of water and pollution would also be major criterion to develop the project in western Odisha, he said.

Another officer said the department would also assess the possible impact of Hindalco, a mega aluminium manufacturing unit with captive power plant at Hirakud, situated close to the proposed zoo site. “The proposal of a zoo is a welcome decision by the government. But the government should be serious in implementing the project, “said Prakash Meher of Sambalpur. Earlier, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had declared that the Laxmi Dungri would be converted into a zoo. But it is yet to take off, Meher said.

Officials said the department has set up a department-level committee to study present condition of Nandankanan zoo and 11 deer parks in the state and recommend their development.

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  • 1. n arendra kuamr mohanty  |  September 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

    2ND ZOO NEAR SAMBALPUR ?WE HAVE ALREADY FORGOTTEN THIS ISSUE , DECIDED LONG BACK IN POLITICAL SCENERIO.LET SRI NABIN PATTNAIK ,THE HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF ODISHA COMPLETE THE WORK OF BHUBANESWAR ONLY AND THEN AFTER THAT HE WILL THINK ABOUT OTHER PARTS OF ODISHA..THE SPACE FOR ZOO AT LAXMIDUNGURI IS GOOD AND THERE WILL BE NO HARM AT ALL. BUT CAPTURING BY MAFIA THE NOZZLE PLOTS IN SAMBALPUR IS TOP MOST IN ODISHA THAN BHUBANESWAR /CUTTACK AS BECAUSE LOCAL PEOPLE OF SAMBALPUR ARE NOT CONCERNED IN THIS ISSUE AT ALL. FURTHER, NO CONTINIOUS STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR HAVING A ZOO HERE AFTERPUBLICATION IN THE NEWS PAPER. SUCH TYPE OF NEWS ARE PUBLISHED DAILY AND COMMON PEOPLE THINK IT A POLITICAL CHAAL. I ALSO ASSUME SO. I DO NOT THINK GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA HAVE CONCERNED TO HAVE A ZOO HERE . YES, THERE IS AMPLE SCOPE FOR INDUSTRIES IN THIS AREA AS MAHANADI IS HERE TO HELP GOVT MAFIA TO SQUEEZE MONEY LIKE NUMEROUS INDUSTRIES IN JHARSUGUDA BELT-ALREADY A BOILED POT ,GOD KNOWS WHEN IT WILL BLAST .
    NARENDRA KUMAR MOHANTY

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  • 2. RCRath  |  October 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Why a Zoo in western Odisha? In which way it is going to help the development of Odisha? Hirakud Dam was constructed long back, but so far not a park or advertisement for tourist purpose. Better not to develop tourism. than go on brewing and wasting energy. Similar fate for Nrusinghnath and Harishankar waterfalls and so many natural attractions.. Even, no thinking for promotion of Buddhist spots viz. Boudha, Titilagarh (Ranipur Jhariel) ….

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  • 3. BIKASH CHANDRA NAIK  |  July 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    CHARI BARSA HOIGALANI KICHHI KARUCHHANTI KI ?????????????????????????…….

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