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ASOLA BHATTI WILD LIFE SANCTUARY

Sanctuary is located on Southern Ridge, the northern terminal of Aravalli Hills, one of the oldest mountain system of the world. Biodiversity significance of Ridge lies in its merger with IndoGangetic plains. Legal Status of southern ridgh was uncertain till 1986 when the Delhi Administration, vide notification N. F.31(116)/CWLW/84/897-906 dated 09.10.1986, had declared 7827 Bigha 17 Biswa of Gaon Sabha land in village Asola, 2845 Bigha 17 Biswa of Gaon Sabha land of village Sahurpur and 2186 Bigha 10 Biswa of Gaon Sabha land in village Maidan Garhi as Wildlife Sanctuary under Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, considering that the said area is of adequate ecollgical, faunal, flora, geomorphological, natural or zoological significance for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing of wildlife or its environment.

However, in continuation of the above notification, the Delhi Administration, vide No. F.22(19)/DCF(90-91)/1383-91 dated 15.04.1991, had declared area falling in Kh. Nos. 708, 712, 713, 715, 1895 to 1900, 1903 to 1938 and 1940-1942 ad-measuring 2166.2 Acre in village Bhatti as Wildlife Sanctuary on similar grounds.


LOCATION & APPROACH


Located in South Delhi Distt. All along Delhi Haryana Faridabad & Gurgan. Approach from Tughlakabad (MehrualiBadarpur Road) to Surajkund Road (2 Km) near Krani Singh Shooting Range or from Mehruali via Chattarpur Temple 6 Km near Sanjay Colony(Bhatti Area) Distance from I.G.I. Airport 25 Km, Railway station 30 Km & Maharana Pratap Bus Stand 32 Km.



VALUES


Biogeographically represents Aravalli Mountain Range among Protected Area in India.
 Green lung & carbon sink for country's capital.
Opportunity for establishing in long term strategies for restoration of habitat for wildlife and flora native to ridge.
Potential for improvement ground water recharge for improving the ground water regine
Potential shelterbelt for arristing the shifting of sandums & protection of desert stroms .


ATTRACTIONS


Nature trail for studying the floral & faunal diversity, topography of area.
Good patches of Anogeissus,Balanites etc representative of Aravali.
Reclamation of large abandoned minpits of Bhatti area.

Historical places around sanctuary such as Surajkund(Haryana), Tughlakabad & Adilabad Forests 
   (N.Delhi),  Chattarpur Temple.


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