JAISALMER FOS­SIL PARK SET FOR A `10 CRORE MAKEOVER

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The Akal vil­lage in Jaisalmer could soon be draw­ing more tourists. The Akal Wood Fos­sil Park, which is known for its fos­sil traces of di­nosaurs and aqua species, is about to get a facelift. It will soon be­come an in­ter­na­tional ge­o­graph­i­cal her­itage tourist spot, thanks in part to the `10.9 crore ear­marked for the park by the Ra­jasthan gov­ern­ment for a makeover. Akal Wood, which comes un­der the desert na­tional park cat­e­gory, is sit­u­ated 18km from Jaisalmer. The fos­sils found here date back to the Lower Jurassic pe­riod. Of the ear­marked amount, `5 crore has been ap­proved for mod­ernising the park, while `50 lakh will be spent on the cul­ti­va­tion of gug­gul shrubs and cacti.

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