This Friday while inaugurating the Dolphin Research Lab at Patna Science College, the minister of environment forest and climate change, Neeraj Kumar Singh said, the government will soon acquire a suitable plot of land to develop a Dolphin Park on the north side of the Ganga River.
The minister also said the construction of the proposed Dolphin Research Centre at Patna University (Rani Ghat) will soon start. The tender for the same has been approved already.
Different officials were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The principal secretary of the environment, forest, and climate change, Dipak Kumar Singh said, the cost to construct the research center will be around Rs 30 crore.
Ravindra Kumar Sinha, who is also popularly known as the Dolphin Man of India said he urged the government to open a Dolphin Research Centre at Patna University in 1994. He is now happy after learning that Patna University to soon open Asia’s First Dolphin Research Centre.
As per a recent zoological survey of the Ganga River, there are 1465 dolphins found in the Ganga River resides in the Bihar region.
Via: Times of India