Karnataka resident B Venkatagiri, an environmentalist and a resident of Shivamogga has preserved endangered species of over 500 herbal plants
Karnataka resident B Venkatagiri, an environmentalist and a resident of Shivamogga has preserved endangered species of over 500 herbal plants

Shivamogga: Environmentalist preserves 500 varieties of herbal plants by creating unique garden at house

ANI | Updated: Sep 15, 2019 06:30 IST


Shivamogga (Karnataka) [India], Sep 15 (ANI): A city-based environmentalist, B.Venkatagiri has exemplified his dedication and concern for environmental causes by planting and preserving about 500 herbal plants and creating an extensive garden at his house.
73-year-old Venkatagiri has also travelled across Karnataka to teach the importance of herbal plants.
He has also collected over 1500 varieties of seeds, considered extinct.
Sharing details of his achievement, Venkatagiri told ANI, "I did this as I have to transfer the knowledge to the young generation."
"I travelled across Karnataka and collected these breeds. I have created a religious method of growing herbal plants like Navagrahavana, Nandanavana, Nakshatravana, Pavitra Vana, Ashwini Vana with special plants mentioned in our sacred texts", he added.
He also visits schools and colleges for herbal plants exhibition to showcase his garden plants to the younger generation. (ANI)

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