Agartala, Oct 11, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated a new destination of wellness as well as an attractive tourist spot – Oxygen Park at Salbagan in Agartala on Monday.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Oxygen Park, Deb said, Corona Pandemic has taught us a lesson on importance of Oxygen. Learning from the experience, the Tripura Government is sincerely working to ensuring preservation and development of natural sources of Oxygen as well as prioritized the artificial generation of Oxygen by setting up plants for adequate Oxygen supply across the State.
Among others, Forest Minister NC Debbarma and local MLA Krishnadhan Das, and Chief Forest Conservator BK Sharma were present in the programme.
The Oxygen Park under the Forest Department is an info-based mini version of Tripura.
Deb said, forest constitutes a significant portion of the State – as a result, Tripura is one of the notable natural Oxygen ‘givers’ in the country. The Government is committed to preserve and nurture the natural Oxygen sources, he said and added, “With the joint initiative of the Central and State Government, we have been able to set up plants in every district to ensure sufficient supply of Oxygen”, Deb said.
The Oxygen Park has a martyr’s altar in the memory of Forest department personnel who made supreme sacrifice to protest the Forest and wildlife. The Chief also paid tributes at the altar. Besides, the park has become a repository of information on 19 indigenous communities and a place of Yoga Practice. Also, the Park contains important information on the historical and cultural practices of Tripura.
“Situated amidst lush greenery, the park will soon become an attractive tourist spot and pave way for the economic development of the State”, Deb commented.
Forest Minister NC Debbarma exuded hope that the Oxygen Park would soon become an important place for entertainment as well as can be used as an information centre. The Park may help in modern research. He stressed the need for aforestation for a healthy and clean environment in the age of rapid urbanization.