The state forest department is planning to set up a zoo in Howrah’s Garchumuk with an aim to attract tourists to Howrah.
State forest minister Binay Burman said that the proposal has already received a nod from the Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI). “We are working on it. The land belongs to the irrigation department. I have already visited the spot and held meetings with the local authorities,” Burman said. The area is looked after by the Howrah Zilla Parishad.
The minister said that the state also wants to develop the park adjacent to the site. “There is no zoo in Howrah. Apart from promoting tourism, we can also ease pressure off the Alipore zoo,” Burman said. Presently, there is a deer park on the proposed site that would be further developed.
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