Uttarakhand builds India’s first grass conservatory in Almora district

  • India’s first ‘ grass conservatory ‘ was inaugurated by the research wing of the Uttarakhand Forest Department in Ranikhet of Almora district.
  • It is funded under the Union Government’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme.
  • This initiative intends to raise awareness about the value of grass species, promote conservation and facilitate further grass species study, as research has shown that grasslands are more successful at carbon sequestration than forest land.


  • Capital: Dehradun
  • Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami
  • Governor: Gurmit Singh
  • National Parks: Corbett National Park, Gangotri National Park, Govind Pashu Vihar National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Rajaji National Park, Valley of Flowers National Park