Zoological Park, Night Safari to Come Up in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh


Amaravati Zoo Park: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on 04th November 2017(Saturday) announced that a world-class Night Safari and Zoological Park would be constructed in new capital city Amaravati. The only two zoological parks in our state so far are at Tirupati (Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park) and Visakhapatnam (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park). Recently, forest minister Sidda Raghava Rao said a proposal for the park in the Andhra capital city had been forwarded.

Amaravati Zoo Park Night safari

Amaravati Zoo Park | Night Safari

He was speaking after the launch of Nagara Vanam in Percherla, spread over 510 acres on the outskirts of Guntur. The Chief Minister, who participated in the Karthika Vana Samaradhana programme organised by the state government, said the proposed night safari and zoological park would be on the lines of the one in Singapore.

Zoo Parks in Andhra Pradesh

Two zoological parks in the AP are located at Visakhapatnam and Tirupati.

  • Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park

Address:

SV Zoo Road, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517504

Zoo Opening Timings:

Summer (March to August) – 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Winter (September to February) – 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Note: Closed on TUESDAY

  • Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Address:

Near Dairy Farm, Yendada Nursery, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530040

Zoo Opening Timings:

Season – 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Nagara Vanams in Andhra Pradesh

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu also announced 12 more Nagara Vanams to aim at enhancing the green cover in the State, one for every district. Since, July 1, 25 crore saplings have been planted in Andhra Pradesh. “Our target is to raise green cover to 50 percent from the existing 26 percent at the earliest. Forest cover is needed for good rains, hence it is everyone’s responsibility to improve green cover,” he said.

The Naidu lamented that though good rainfall used to be registered in the past thanks to the density of forests and greenery, the situation had changed now rainfall has declined. He opined that organising events of Vana Samaradhana and Vanabhojanalu celebrations during the auspicious month of Karthika Masam.

However, Naidu warned against mass programmes becoming caste-oriented and said the objectives of such drives should not be lost. Henceforth, three programmes –

  1. Eruvaka,
  2. Jalasiri Ki Harati
  3. Vanam Manam

Above three will be celebrated as state festivals.

Tourism Development

Efforts are afoot not only to improving agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors but also eco-tourism growth. Forest officials have been requested to set up for battery vehicles, cycle paths, tracks and medicinal herb gardens in the Nagara Vanam.

The government is planning to develop the 12,500 acres of land under it at Kondaveedu hill in the Chilakaluripet range for tourism and has `40 crore for the ghat road.

CM interacted with Karlapalem Primary School and High School students. Ministers Siddha Raghava Rao, Prathipati Pulla Rao and Nakka Anand Babu, too, participated in the event.

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