List of Parks in News 2022

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Parks in News 2022: There are a total of 106 national parks in India and sometimes national parks are in the news for various reasons. In addition, the government maintains various types of parks for industry, environmental protection, and for the common people of our society. Here is a brief description of all those parks.

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Parks in News May 2022

North India’s First Industrial Biotech Park

• The Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Manoj Sinha, and Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, inaugurated North India’s first Industrial Biotech Park at Ghatti in the Kathua District of J&K.

• It will carry out research on biodiversity, medicinal and aromatic plants of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

• The project will be implemented by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, (CSIR-IIIM) Jammu.

National Heroes Park in Kingston

• Indian President Ram Nath Kobind has visited Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) with his wife Sabita Kobind.

• He has visited the National Heroes Park in Kingston to pay his tributes to Marcus Garvey.

Parks in News April 2022

Decentralize Waste Management Technology Park

• Under the Waste to Wealth Mission a decentralized waste management technology park will be inaugurated in East Jaffrabad, New Delhi.

• This park will be inaugurated by K. Vijay Raghavan, the central government’s principal scientific adviser.

• It is a pilot project that will provide a variety of solutions for waste management, ranging from on-site compaction and waste treatment to semi-automatic segregation of solid waste.

India’s first conservation park for donkeys

• India’s first donkey park has been set up at Leh by Delhi-based social enterprise, Organiko.

• “We have just 1,20,000 donkeys left in India. In Ladakh, the condition of donkeys is very bad. Donkeys, which were used for transportation and other purposes have been abandoned by their owners. So we are planning to start India’s first conservation park for donkeys in Leh,” founder of Organiko., Koul said.

Seaweed Park with special economic Zone status

• India’s first of its kind Seaweed Park with special economic Zone status will come up in Tamil Nadu under the PM Kisan Sampada Yojana.

• The Seaweed Park was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Fishing, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Dr L Murugan.

• The Centre has plans to implement these projects at a cost of 20 thousand crore rupees, under the PM Kisan Sampada Yojana.

Parks in News March 2022

India’s first AI & Robotics Park (ARTPARK)

• The country’s first Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) has been inaugurated in Bangalore, Karnataka.

• It is promoted by a non-profit foundation established by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.

• The park was built with a capital of Rs. 230 crore from state and central government.

Keoladeo National Park

• Recently, Boma Technique was adopted at the Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan for capturing and translocation of spotted deer to Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve.

• Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.

• It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971 and established as a national park on 10 March 1982. It is also a World Heritage Site.

Parks in News February 2022

Dandeli Crocodile Park

• India’s second and Karnataka’s first crocodile park come up at Dandeli, Karnataka.
• The project, was jointly implemented by the Department of Tourism and the Public Works Department.
• The park was inaugurated by MLA R V Deshpande near Dandelappa temple.

The country’s first geo park

• The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved the setting up of the country’s first geo park at Lamheta village on the banks of the Narmada river in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

• The first dinosaur fossil was collected from the Lameta Bed by Indian Civil Service (ICS) officer William Sleeman.

Aravalli Biodiversity Park

• 2 February, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, the Aravalli Biodiversity Park was declared India’s first “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECM) site.

• Vineet Kumar Garg, the chairman of the Haryana State Biodiversity Board, said, “The OECM tag is given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to areas that are not protected but support rich biodiversity.

Kerala’s first caravan park

• Kerala’s first caravan park is being built at Vagamon a picturesque hill station in the Idukki district.

• The park will be opened to the public as part of the state government’s new caravan tourism policy.

• Caravan Tourism was introduced by the state tourism department as a safe way to spend a holiday at a time when people could not go out or travel due to the prevalence of COVID-19.

Himachal Pradesh’s first biodiversity park

• Himachal Pradesh gets its first biodiversity park to contribute to endangered Himalayan herbal conservation.

• The park is being built in the Mandis Bhulah Valley. The biodiversity park has been set up by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department at a cost of Rs 1 crore under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS).

• The purpose of the park is to expand new opportunities for researchers to conduct in-depth exploration of various endangered medicinal herbs found in the Himalayas, as well as to connect tourism activities.

India’s first e-waste eco-park

• The Delhi cabinet has approved the setting up of India’s first-ever e-waste eco-park. It also agreed to formulate ‘Delhi Film Policy 2022’ to promote tourism.

• The electronic waste, eco-friendly park is to be built on 20 acres of land in Delhi.
• Nearly, 2 lakh tonnes of e-waste are thrown by Delhi every year.
• This eco-park will recycle, refurbish and dismantle e-waste in a scientific and safe way.

• The e-waste eco-friendly park will be set up on 20 acres of land in Delhi.
• Nearly, 2 lakh tons of e-waste are dumped in Delhi every year
• This eco-park will recycle and remove e-waste in a scientific and safe way.

Parks in News January 2022

Orang National Park

• Recently, the Assam government has decided to increase the size of Orang National Park more than thrice of its existing size for conserving Gharials.

• Orang National Park is located on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam.

• It covers an area of 79.28 km2 (30.61 sq mi).

• It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a national park on 13 April 1999.

• Some of the key species of Orang National Park are great Indian rhinoceros, pygmy hog, Asian elephant, and wild water buffalo.

Van Vihar National Park

• India’s oldest sloth bear, Gulabo, died at the Van Vihar National Park.

• The Van Vihar National Park is a national park in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

• It was declared a national park in 1979. covering an area of about 4.45 km2.

Bhitarkanika National Park

• Recently, a rare albino salt-water crocodile has been found at Bhitarkanika National Park.

• The Bhitarkanika National Park is located in northeast Kendrapara district in Odisha in eastern India.

• It was designated as a Ramsar site on 19 August 2002.
• The park is surrounded by Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, which is spread over 672 km2 (259 sq mi).
• The national park is home to Saltwater crocodile, Indian python, king cobra and black ibis.

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