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KIOCL launches project to conserve rare plants species

AJ Vinayak Mangalore | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on August 04, 2014

The pubic sector KIOCL Ltd has launched a project to conserve rare and threatened species of plants of the Western Ghats region at Pilikula on the outskirts of Mangalore on Monday.

Launching the project, Malay Chatterjee, Chairman and Managing Director of KIOCL Ltd, said the company has taken up this project under its CSR project.

Around 7,500 saplings of 50 rare and threatened species of the Western Ghats region will be planted at Pilikula at a cost of Rs 52 lakh. At present, 2,500 saplings will be planted.

Known as ‘Kudremukh Tree Park’, the project will provide good infrastructure for students and researchers, he said.

The Karnataka Forest Minister, Ramanatha Rai, was present at the launch of the project.

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Published on August 04, 2014
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