Nagpur: The Gorewada Wildlife Rescue Center will become one of the important centres in the country once the Gorewada Zoo is developed on par with international standards, stated Swadheen Kshatriya, Chief Secretary of Maharashtra while visiting the Zoo on Friday.
The Chief Secretary also enjoyed a safari by strolling in the nearby jungles during his visit to Gorewada Wildlife Rescue Center in the morning. The top boss also witnessed a presentation on the working of Gorewada Zoo Project in the presence of Secretary of Forest Department Vikas Kharge.
“Gorewada Rescue Centre will emerge as third one in the State and the machinery installed at the Center for required medical treatment and surgeries of wild animals should be used the best of the ways. While nurturing forest resources it is necessary to nurture and conserve wildlife as well,” advised the Chief Secretary. The Gorewada Zoo is very near to Nagpur City and would turn out to be a rightful place for studying the Nature for local as well as people from Vidarbha. Along with the Rescue Center, Gorewada Zoo is being set up under Public Private Participation (PPP) in grand manner.
The Zoo must be developed on par with the international standards. The Zoo will be convergence of wildlife, different species of animals from across the country and Indian Safari. It should emerge as wildlife study centre as well as attraction for tourists from the country and other parts of the world, too, said Swadheen Kshatriya.
The Chief Secretary on the occasion inspected the Wildlife Rescue Centre which is being constructed on 25-hectare land out of 1900 hectares. The Centre will consist of hospital, pathology lab, operation theater and cages that have been constructed in such manner that an array of wildlife including tigers, leopards, venomous snake, different species of birds would experience natural and open surroundings.