Tulip garden to comeup in Uttarakhand | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2019

Tulip garden to comeup in Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand’s first tulip garden will come up over 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs 50 crore.

The state government has obtained the Centre’s nod for development of the garden. To be developed by the ONGC, under its corporate social responsibility programme in over 50 hectares of forest land near Chandak hill top, the proposed tulip garden will be the country’s second after the one located in Srinagar (J&K). The garden will be even larger than the one in Srinagar. The site in Mad village near Chandak hilltop for the garden to be developed at a cost of Rs 50 crore has been selected under the state Government’s ’13 districts, 13 new destinations’ scheme, to attract more tourists to the district.

Tulip, the flower from Holland, blooms from mid March to May. The flower can be grown in every hill region as well as in plains but the plains cannot produce bulbs of the flower.

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