The Reliance Industries had planned to build the world’s largest zoo in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
It was found that the zoo is the dream project of Anant Ambani which would include hundreds of species of animals from across the world. The zoo will be built on 280 acres of land located near another project of the company in Moti Khavdi which is apparently the world’s largest oil refinery.
The zoo will be called Greens Zoological, Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom which would constitute various sections like the exotic land, dragon’s land, the insect life, aqua kingdom or the reptile world.
The zoo is planned to inhabit various species of animals such as the African lion, Indian wolf, Gorilla, Zebra, African Elephant, Komodo Dragon, Giraffe, Cheetah, Jaguar, Orangutan, Pygmy Hippo, Malayan Tapir and Fishing Cat.
It is scheduled that the zoo will be opened for public by the next two years. All the regulatory approvals have been secured from the government.
Previously, Reliance has set up a centre in Jamnagar where they had shifted some rescued leopards as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility activity by providing shelter to injured animals.
Owing to the reason that the facility will be constructed in Gujarat and the Prime Minister also have been accused several times of supporting the corporates especially Ambanis in providing them easy approvals.
Additionally, the native place of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is Gujarat and many technological and infrastructural developments have been taking place in Gujarat, from India’s first seaplane, bullet train and the statue of unity to the world’s largest zoo.
Even the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been focusing on the development in the state of Uttar Pradesh, whether it is regarding the largest film city and the international airport in Noida or the developments in Ayodhya.
This would be considered a biased situation for some people in the country that the central government is undertaking the infrastructural developments only in certain regions. But it can also be perceived by people when they say ‘charity always begins from home.’