Progress of proposed Wild Life Bird Rescue Centre for Delhi reviewed, 21th February 2017

DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION & PUBLICITY  
GOVERNMENT OF DELHI
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New Delhi : 21/2/2017

Progress of proposed Wild Life Bird Rescue Centre for Delhi reviewed

  • Centre at Rajokri estimated to cost Rs nine crore
  • It is being developed by Forest & Wild Life Dept with technical support from PWD

Environment Minister Mr Imran Hussain chaired a meeting with senior officers of the Forest &Wild Life Department and Public Works Department to review the status of proposed Wild Life Bird Rescue Centre at Rajokri, a world class Centre, unique in India

(Project Inception details are attached with this Press Release)

Forest and Wild Life Department Officers informed that the Bird Rescue Centre is being developed with technical support from PWD.The proposed Centre will have rescue facilities for baby birds, small and medium size birds, besides, big birds like peacock, eagle etc.

Delhi being the alleged grey market of Wild Life Birds, the Government has expressed serious concerns on smuggling of wild birds like Owl and other endangered species. The proposed Centre shall provide veterinary facilities for medical improvement and health rejuvenation of injured and captured birds before they are released into wild again.

The Minister observed that the area housing the Bird Rescue Centre should have dense tree cover  to ensure that temperature variations between day and night times does not affect the health of rescued birds.

Mr Husain also desired that the Rescue Centre should also take care of rescued snakes, wild life, tortoise etc. for ensuring better wellbeing of rescued birds and animals. He further directed that the construction of the Centre should be completed at the earliest. It is estimated that project shall cost around Rs nine crore.


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