Eastern India’s biggest open butterfly park and the first of its kind in the state will be ready at the Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in Ormanjhi, around 26km from Ranchi, by March next year.The construction of the Rs 2-crore park spreads across 19 acres near botanical garden.
Chief conservator of forest and director of the zoo, D. Venkateswarlu, stated: “The construction of the first phase of the open butterfly park began earlier this week and we are expecting to complete it by the end of March. In the first phase, we will clean up the area and plant a number of host and nectar plants to attract the butterflies.The second phase will be a bit time-consuming. A private party would be involved to complete it.
A walkway made of paver blocks will be built for the visitors inside the park.Ormanjhi range forest officer Ram Chandra Paswan stated the second phase of the butterfly park would include the conservatory or the butterfly house.The zoo official said,
“Butterflies will automatically come if they find a suitable habitat filled with colourful plants.We will try to develop it as a tourist spot as well”.