Officials said that soil samples would be sent for laboratory examinations and recommendations would be made on the kind of species that could be planted. Nutrient requirements and fertilizer inputs that are required for bringing up a botanical garden would be identified. A ground water table study too would be conducted. The officials have also planned to take up a detailed/retail study by digging up pits and take soil samples for ascertaining the finer aspects of the soil condition.
Dec 18, 2009
Preliminary works for setting up a botanical garden on the jail premises began on Tuesday with the Agriculture Department officials taking soil samples for laboratory examinations.A team of staff members from the Agriculture Department deputed by Joint Director of Agriculture, L. Shankara Raj, took soil samples.