Delhi’s Green Twist: Four City Forests With Meditation Huts, Amphitheatres

| Updated: 26 April, 2022 9:59 pm IST
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NEW DELHI: How about meditating in the serenity of a forest? What about watching live performances of your favourite artists amid the lap of nature?

The Delhi government is planning for all that and more as they will develop four world-class city forests in the national capital, Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday.

The forests will be places where people can spare a good time in the lap of nature. Rai also mentioned that had Delhi has 19 city forests and out of which four – Mitraon city forest (98 acres) in west Delhi, Alipur city forest (48 acres) in north Delhi, Garhi Mandu city forest (42 acres) in northeast Delhi and Jaunapur city forest (98 acres) in south Delhi – have been selected for further development.

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai

“Only eco-friendly developmental work will be undertaken in these city forests,” Rai said in a press conference.

To attract people to these city forests, the forest department will develop meditation huts and amphitheatres of grass and mud along with nurseries. Outdoor activities like bird watching and jungle walks will be promoted there.

“The government is going to set up a steering committee that will oversee the development of these four world-class city forests,” Rai said.

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