Environment

‘Buta parshad’ takes root at Golden Temple

“We have put in efforts to rejuvenate the ‘galliara’ of the Golden Temple. The lush green lawns, trees and a promenade across the entire stretch not only add to the beauty of the surrounding but offer an ideal place for pilgrims to savour the charm of splendid architecture of the shrine and a place for a morning and evening walk for the local residents,” he said.

‘Great Banyan Tree’ in Fatehgarh Sahib to be Punjab’s 1st biodiversity heritage site

The tree is approximately 300 years’ old, spread over 3.5-acre land. The ‘magical’ tree represents a complete ecosystem supporting rich biodiversity, including peacocks, owls and many other birds, reptiles such as snakes, monitor lizards, garden lizards, insects, arthropods, millipedes, nematodes, epiphytes, bryophytes, fungi, algae and lichens.

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