Butterfly park inaugurated in Delhi

New Delhi: A butterfly park in Asola Bhatti Wild Life Sanctuary in south Delhi was today dedicated to the public on the World Environment Day.

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai inaugurated the park spread over 3-acre of land with 60 varieties of native trees, 25 varieties of host plants and 30 varieties of nectar plants.

A senior government official said that so far, butterfly cycle of 64 species have been recorded in this park.

The environment department is also in the process of developing rockery at the site.

Both Rai and Hussain planted saplings of Barh and Amla on to mark the occasion.

Hussain stressed upon the need to spread awareness about trees and plantation among the masses in order to conserve environment from air pollution and degradation.