Friday, July 30, 2010

BBMP parks bag 106 prizes

BBMP parks bag 106 prizes


Y Maheswara Reddy First Published : 29 Jul 2010 05:21:15 AM ISTLast Updated : 29 Jul 2010 09:12:46 AM IST
BANGALORE: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has a reason to be proud. As many as 106 parks in the east zone have bagged first prizes in the park category as part of the forthcoming Lal Bagh Flower Show.
A six-member expert team visited these parks on Tuesday and certified them as qualified for first prizes. “We have prepared 106 parks this year for competition as against 104 last year. We are very happy to get first prizes for all the parks that were prepared for the competition,” said M Anjanappa, superintendent, horticulture (east), BBMP.
Anjanappa said that the BBMP plans to develop six more parks this year. “We have identified four parks at Ward No.
50 represented by Deputy Mayor Sadanand.
Two more parks have been identified in Indiranagar,” he said. The BBMP plans to spend Rs 1.47 crore to develop the six parks. “We are spending Rs 1.35 crore for four parks at Benniganahalli and Rs 12 lakh for the two at Indiranagar. We will take up development of other parks next year,” he said.
As many as 155 parks from Bangalore South have participated in the competition. “We are waiting for the results,” said Dodda Kende Gowda, superintendent, horticulture (south), BBMP.
A Narayanaswamy, joint director, horticulture department, has said that arrangements are being made to organise the flower show at Lal Bagh. “Last year, 322 participants took part in the flower show. As of now, 242 participants have confirmed their participation this year. We expect around 400 participants during this year,” said Narayanaswamy.
He said that around four lakh people visited the flower show at Lal Bagh last year. “We expect more people to visit the flower show this year,” he said.

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