Masur plant in mussoorie: The plants named after this resort town are disappearing! – The masur bush is disappearing from the hills of mussoorie, the rapid development of tourism is to blame

By Bhadra chandran

We are surrounded by many famous places. However, Mussoorie Hills is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The mountains get their name from the lentils that grow in abundance in these areas.

Today, however, there are reports of extinction of the Mussoorie shrubs in the Mussoorie Mountains. With this, the important pages of the story itself will disappear. Changes in nature and urbanization are the main reasons for the disappearance of plants. Environmentalists and nature lovers are concerned.

‘The number of lentil bushes has decreased significantly. Now if you want to see the bushes, you have to go to Hatipavon, a suburb of the city. The younger generation does not know anything about this plant or its history. ” Historian Gopal Bhardwaj told the Times of India.

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The British are believed to have planted lentils in these areas. Mussoorie, also known as ‘Mussoorie Berry’ or ‘Masuria’, is a 10 foot tall shrub. These large green leaves are beautiful with red flowers in spring and produce dark, poisonous fruit at the end of the year.

The Mussoorie Mountains, which are eroding daily

Mussoorie is a hill station in Dehradun, the capital of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. These hills are located 290 km north of New Delhi. The Mussoorie Hills range from the Mussoorie shrubs that thrive in the area
Called. The Indians call her the ‘Queen of the Hills’.

Although Mussoorie is a growing tourist destination, all parts of the mountains are disappearing due to a lack of long-term planning, population growth, urbanization, and climate change. The hillsides around Mussoorie are weak and prone to landslides. Therefore, unplanned urbanization leads to complex problems.

More than 27 lakh of tourists visited these places in 2017 and more than 28 lakh in 2018. The arrival of tourists has led to the destruction of natural resources such as forests and the establishment of tourist complexes and small houses. Most of the construction work is done in violation of the Forest Conservation Act of 1980. Even in the Kovid situation, there is a large increase in the number of visitors. – They allege environmental activists.


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