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April , 2009
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Biodiversity body plans to park native flora, fauna at four new spots

Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi, Date: April , 2009

biodiversityDelhi is slated to get four new biodiversity parks dedicated solely to the city’s original biodiversity. The Delhi Biodiversity Foundation (DBF) under the Lieutenant Governor, which currently monitors the Aravalli (Vasant Kunj) and Yamuna (Wazirabad) biodiversity
parks, has in its last meeting approved the creation of four new parks. Two of them will be part of the Delhi Ridge, say officials. According to officials, the sites were chosen with an eye to enrich Delhi Ridge and give a boost to the Yamuna riverfront. With the plan ready on paper, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is now looking at formalities of land acquisition, officials say. “Tilpath Valley is the deepest and most degraded valley in Delhi and has been run down by mining,” C R Babu, DBF member and in charge of the two existing biodiversity parks, says. “The plan is to revive it with native Aravalli vegetation. If all goes well, work will start by monsoon.”

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