UP govt to save the ancient Parijaat trees of Barabanki
Lucknow | Sunday, Oct 24 2010 IST
Uttar Pradesh government has set up a four member expert committee to save the ancient, historical and religious Parijaat trees in the adjoining Barabanki district. According to the reports, over several thousand year old these Parijaat trees are situated in the village of Kintur about 38 kilometres east of the district headquarters, Barabanki and was named after Kunti, mother of the Pandavas.
Presently these trees are in a dying condition due to attack by moth and other insects.
Professor Akhtar Hussain, of Acharya Narendra Deo Agricultural Univesity, would be leading the four member team to give its recommendation for the revival of these ancient trees.
The expert team comprising of Dr H N Singh, A K Saxena and Prof T K Chakravorty would reach Kintur tomorrow to start their experiment.
The state government acted on the request from a local Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Sukhlal to save these ancient trees.
Talking to UNI, Prof Hussain said the team will collect the tissues of trunk of these trees and will see whether saplings of these trees could be planted in other places.
There are a number of ancient temples and their remains around this place and near a temple established by Kunti, is a special tree called Parijaat which is said to have grown from Kunti's ashes.
-- (UNI) -- 24DR24.xml
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