Udupi: Huge treepark planned at Hattikudru isle in Swarna River


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Dec 3: Towards developing the tourism potential of the district and attracting more visitors, a number of plans are being executed. A huge tree park will come up at an isle of River Swarna.

Hattikudru isle in Moodutonse village will house this 30-acre tree park. The plan to develop isles in Udupi taluk without damaging the environment is under consideration. The officials and the executives have now come up with the tree park plan. This scheme will be implemented by the forest department with the participation of the tourism department. Hattikudru, surrounded by water of River Swarna on all sides, is very beautiful. This isle can be reached through boats from Kallianpur road. Presently, this isle is full of acacia, coconut and other trees and bushes.

The proposed tree park will require Rs 2.7 crore and the forest department has submitted a proposal to the government seeking the grant. Local trees and plants will be grown here to facilitate the local species of fishes and birds. Placards will be on display about walkways, seats, benches, selfie points, migrant birds, special fishes etc.

For the purpose of executing the tree park, a study about the migrant birds had been done through the Coastal Karnataka Bird Watchers Network. The organization has reported that the isle is visited every week by 145 types of birds.

Zilla panchayat member, Janardan Tonse, said that the people here are not opposed to the tree park plan but advised against retaining the acacia trees in the tree park. He wanted acacia trees to be removed to grow other naturally growing plants and trees. He also wanted the scheme to benefit the locals.

Kundapur range forest conservator, Ashish Reddy, said that a proposal for sanction of Rs 2.7 crore for the above project has been submitted and that steps will be taken on the request to clear acacia trees.

  

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  • Damodar Samani, Thonse

    Fri, Dec 4 2020

    Kundapur: 20 years on, dream of Hattikudru-Basrur bridge remains unfulfilled




    Silvester D'Souza
    Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

    Kundapur, Jun 18: Hattikudru-Basrur connecting bridge in the taluk has remained an unfulfilled dream since the last two decades. Even now the dream has not moved towards becoming a reality. Hattikudru, an isle located within Basrur gram panchayat, has been seeking a connecting bridge since several years but the people living here and undergoing the ordeal, have been complaining that the government has been deaf to their demands.
    Hattikudru is in Kundapur my dear. Why don't you correct self. What you are referring is Kattekudru.

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  • George D'souza & Jennifer D'souza, Kallianpur/Udupi district.

    Fri, Dec 4 2020

    During my childhood days we used to visit this Island, beautiful place and it is definitely worth developing this place.
    I will appreciate and admire this place.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 4 2020

    We know many people who have built an entire forest single handedly without any Money or Grant ...

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  • R.L., UDUPI/USA

    Thu, Dec 3 2020

    Wow great idea when my child hood my self and my good friend sitting on the river bank looking at the island and dreaming to build a resort in Hattikudru island. Good location for bird sanctuary, I cant wait till it finish.

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