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With Ancient Flora, UP Plans to Revive Govardhan Parvat

By: for The Times of India on Jan. 12, 2018
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Photo Credits: Mathura Vrindavan Temples

The Govardhan Hill's green cover had shrunk over the years and it was necessary to preserve its sanctity.


LUCKNOW : The UP government is planning to rejuvenate the almostbarren Govardhan Parvat, which has huge mythological significance for Hindus, by reviving flora of Dwapar Yug along its 21-km perambulation path. Indian Agriculture Research Institute has been roped in for the project in Mathura.

The Yogi Aditya Nath government is planning to promote the state's religious sites for tourism in a big way. Yogi had formed the Brij Tirath Vikas Parishad just two months after Rampur assuming office.

The CM, who is also the chairman of the parishad, has tasked it to find five varieties of trees: kadamb, karoli, tamal, pakkad and tilkan and develop the vegetation around Govardhan Parvat to resemble what has been described in the sacred texts.

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