Madhya Pradesh: Zoo, rescue centre proposed near Raisen likely to boost eco-tourism

Raisen: The way to build a Zoo and Rescue Centre in 450 acre area near Kharwai, 20 km from Raisen district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh, has been cleared. On behalf of the Central government, the forest department has got interim approval in this regard.

The zoo is likely to boost eco-tourism. Wildlife, aquatic creatures and birds of different species of Madhya Pradesh and other states will be kept here. The state government had sent a proposal to open the zoo to the Central government for approval.

The zoo will be developed in approximately 150 acres of land and the rescue center will be developed in 300 acre area. It will also promote wildlife conservation in the area and provide refuge to the wild animals distressed or displaced due to increasing human activities.

People can enjoy adventure as well as natural beauty

Raisen’s Forest Range Officer Rajesh Khare said that the rescue centre and zoo will be developed in 450 acres of area at a cost of Rs 23 crore. Apart from this, a zip line project has also been proposed here. With this zip line, people can enjoy adventure as well as natural beauty.

He said that in Kharbai village there is a dense forest surrounding the Chidiyatol hills inhabited by various wild animals. The work of the zip line project near Kharbai Hill is almost complete. The testing work is also underway.

People will be able to hang in the air on this 200 m zip line to reach the other end. They will be able to enjoy the lake, waterfall, forests and natural beauty.

Adventure will be promoted

Khare said that the same number of people can return from the other end also. The zip line project has been installed at a height of 15 feet from the ground. He said that Raisen is famous for tourism sites and world heritage sites. Once the zoo comes up more tourists will be attracted.