India’s first 'Coral Garden' will come up in Mithapur coastal region of Devbhoomi-Dwarka district in Gujarat. It will aim to conserve several coral species at one place and also boost tourism in the state. The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up the unique coral garden. The project will be funded by the Gujarat forest department.
As per the plan, the reef will be separated into various parts where almost all the coral species will be made available at one place. The Mithapur Coral Garden will be a unique structure which will house almost all coral species found in Gulf of Kutch. It would be useful not only for education and tourism, but also for restoration of the reef.
Tourists will be able to enjoy the beauty of corals with proposed activities like wading, snorkeling, diving, representative pool, jetty and boat anchoring areas.