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Delhi Lt. Gov. dedicates Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park to the nation


Tilpath valley is the most scenic place in Delhi and one can have panoramic view of Aravalli ranges - one of the oldest mountain in the world. It is located near Sainik Farm – IGNOU – SAARC University – Asola - Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary.

By PPFI Team

Febuary 03, 2018

Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri. Anil Baijal along with VC, DDA Shri. Udai Pratap Singh dedicated the Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park to the nation today. The staff of LG office, senior officials of DDA and staff of Biodiversity Park also joined the function. Hon’ble LG and VC, DDA and senior officials planted saplings of Bael. The hon’ble LG released a booklet on Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park. 

Tilpath valley is the most scenic place in Delhi and one can have panoramic view of Aravalli ranges - one of the oldest mountain in the world. It is located near Sainik Farm – IGNOU – SAARC University – Asola - Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary. It has an extensive catchment including massive Chhatarpur plateau, and the entire precipitation is recharged to the ground water, which is used by the South Delhi residents. To preserve the relics of Aravalli vegetation and wildlife, enhance the recharging of ground water and to bring back the native Aravalli communities, DDA has been developing the Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park since 2015. 



Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park spreads over 69.58 hectares and includes diverse ecological niches. The landscape simulates the savannas and harbour stream woodlands, grasslands and montane forest communities. The two - year old biodiversity park has 105 plant species living in 15 communities. So far, 103 bird, 32 butterfly, 15 herpeto fauna and 8 mammalian species have been recorded including large population of Indian rock python, small cat, Jackals, Nilgai (Blue bull) and other carnivores. Leopard reported to be spotted by locals. 



Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri. Anil Baijal along with VC, DDA Shri. Udai Pratap Singh dedicated the Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park to the nation today. The staff of LG office, senior officials of DDA and staff of Biodiversity Park also joined the function. Hon’ble LG and VC, DDA and senior officials planted saplings of Bael. The hon’ble LG released a booklet on Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park. 


The hon’ble LG appreciated the scenic beauty of Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park and complimented the scientists and DDA staff for bringing back the native Aravalli biological communities. He appreciated the role of biodiversity parks in sustaining urban environmental quality and quality of life in Delhi.

He has expressed that three strorey vegetation strips should be developed to mitigate air pollution problems in Delhi. Hon’ble LG has been appraised about the role of natural communities in preventing health risks through enriching human micro biome leading to reduction in public health burden. 


Hon’ble LG expressed that the wealth of medicinal plants of Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park should be used for product development by pharmaceutical companies and in association with the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. He also pointed out that AYUSH should utilize the medicinal plant wealth of DDA biodiversity parks in health care system.



Such ventures would ensure long term sustainability of biodiversity parks in terms of resource generation. He expressed that the Biodiversity Parks should facilitate cultural and recreational activities to promote community participation. He has suggested that the Land Department of DDA and revenue department of government of NCT, Delhi should address the problem of land demarcation.



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