India’s 1st grass conservatory inaugurated in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
India’s first ‘Grass Conservatory’ or ‘germplasm conservation centre’ has been inaugurated in Ranikhet of Almora district in Uttarakhand on November 14, 2021, the Grass Conservatory is spread over an area of 2 acres.
- The research wing of the Uttarakhand Forest Department has developed the “Germplasm Conservation Centre” and has been funded under the Central Government’s CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority) scheme.
- The aim of “Germplasm Conservation Centre” is to raise awareness about the importance of grass species, promote their conservation, and facilitate research in the field.
About Uttarakhand –
- Uttarakhand Chief minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami
- Uttarakhand Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)
- Uttarakhand Governor: Lt Gen Gurmit Singh
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