Background: Government have sanctioned amount under parks and playgrounds component.Council was kind enough to sanction amount for development of three parks.Out of which Indira park was n ruined conditioned . t needed the renovation.Engineers completed construction of compound wall.The plantation has been done collecting the plants from forest department,philanthropists and Ayurveda doctors.
• • To make the medicinal plants available to people, there by low cost and alternative health measures are in place.
• Awareness in the people should be created on Indian traditional medicine.
• To increase the greenery, as medicinal plants increases the ownership.
• To use the indigenous plants in the parks replacing the foreign and vicious plants.
• To establish the nurseries involving the poor women and generating employment for them.
• Park should create the heeling effect in addition to aesthetic value.
• To create model for emulation in all the Urban Local Bodies.
Initially the compound wall of the Indira Park is restored under the Parks and Playgrounds scheme. The walking paths are also established. The earlier crotan plants are removed. It is aimed to have a herbal park .The plants are collected in the following way:
Addasaram and shatavari plants are provided by sri.Suresh Jakotia, an ayurvedic doctor hailing from kodad. The rest of the plants are taken from the compost yard of suryapet municipality.
The following saplings are planted.
Addasaram (400 plants), lemon gross (100 plants), Alovera, Shatavari, Alastonia, Ranapala (50 plants), Pipal, Neem, Tulasi, almond, oma(vamu) Nalleru (quadrus rectangulus), Usiri (5 plants), mehandi (100 plants),vavili,etc.
At later stages,new plants are brought from the Nalgonda territorial nursery and social forestry and planted are as follows:
Social forestry- red sanders, maredu,bamboo.
The plants that are brought from the K.v.k.gaddipalli are as follows:
Kolias, Machipatri, vasa, dumparastram,turmeric,etc.
On 24th October, 2011, one block is filled with rose and all the following flowering plants in other block, which also have medicinal values, are as follows:
Hibiscus (2 varieties), satyanarayana plant(2 varieties),chemanthi(3 varieties),night queen, malle,krisna tulasi, devakanchanam, small amla. One small block of guntagaragara is also planted on the same day. After the above plantation, the rain has visited the suryapet as usual, which increased the sustainability opportunities of plants.
Again sri.Suresh Jakotia has come to rescue and sent more than 15 varieties of seeds to take up plantation. They are as follows:
chitrakamulam, nilaxani, single seed garlic(Kashmir variety), madhavilatha, dhathura,ashwagandha, ramaphalam,guriginja, vruddhadharu, bixia(hanuman sindhuri), Jammi.
The nutritional plants such as curry leaves, drumstick, almond, jamun, and guava are also planted.a
In the later stages, training is conducted to poor women in propagation of medicinal plants and preparation of traditional medicines, so as to bring awareness in Ayurveda with the help of Aurabindo training centre, Gaddipally. The school children are also invited to have a look at it and emulate the same in their back yard. Some plants are distributed for propagation to the interested. In the recent past, the wet waste generated out of it is converting in to the vermin compost in the same park in a de-centralized way.
• The crotans are thoroughly removed and replaced with addasaram.
• It would be filled with all the herbal plants in future also.
• The propagation of the most of the plants is very easy, there by cause increment in greenery.
• Neem and papal are planted jointly as both together will give healing air, with maximum quantity of oxygen.
• In addition to this, the old plants were also protected or relocated.Those are as follows:
Thippa tega, ratnapur plant, shankapushpi,parijatham, sampenga, avise.
• Many people from other places are also visiting to know and have some plants.
• It increased the greenery in town.
• It imparted the knowledge of alternate medicine amongst poor.
• Bio-diversity is upkeep.
• It exhibited that ayurvedic plants can be used as ornamental plants.
• News papers expressed it as model for emulation.