UT to set up server for Sukhna sanc­tu­ary

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - IN & AROUND - Amanin­der Pal Sharma chdlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

■ CHANDI­GARH: The Depart­ment of Forests, UT, will be launch­ing the first de­part­men­tal server that would con­tain the data­base of eco­log­i­cal fea­tures of the Sukhna For­est Sanc­tu­ary.

It may serve as a ready reck­oner for wildlife re­searchers and those re­spon­si­ble for man­age­ment of the sanc­tu­ary. The min­istry of en­vi­ron­ment and forests is fund­ing the project that costs about Rs 10 lakh.

The data­base is be­ing digi­tised un­der the as­sis­tance of the Cen­tre for Com­pu­ta­tional En­gi­neer­ing, PEC, Chandi­garh.

THE MOST IM­POR­TANT FEA­TURE OF THE DATA­BASE WILL BE THE DE­TAILS OF WHEN AND WHERE A PAR­TIC­U­LAR SPECIES WAS SPOT­TED IN THE SANC­TU­ARY

San­tosh Kumar, prin­ci­pal chief con­ser­va­tor of forests, Chandi­garh, said the most im­por­tant fea­ture of the data­base would be the de­tails of when and where a par­tic­u­lar an­i­mal species was spot­ted in the sanc­tu­ary.

"Be­sides, be­havioural anal­y­sis of var­i­ous species would help in as­cer­tain­ing the rea­sons re­spon­si­ble for their de­cline and surge at par­tic­u­lar pock­ets of the sanc­tu­ary," Kumar added.

He said the server would con­tain the year-wise per­for­mance and main­te­nance fact sheet of the 125 silt-re­ten­tion dams of the sanc­tu­ary. Be­sides, it would con­tain the year-wise de­tail of lo­ca­tion and fre­quency of the fire in­ci­dents oc­curred in the sanc­tu­ary in last few decades.

Kumar fur­ther said in­for­ma­tion on nu­mer­ous his­tor­i­cal facts would also be up­loaded on the depart­ment's web­site.

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