RANI BAGH is the next Lost Garden to be restored!

09 Mar 2010

Three years of negotiations lead to the signature of a 15 years MoU on last Sunday 7 March

In 2006 INTACH Belgium had started the restoration of the Pateriya ka Bagh as the first in the “Lost Gardens” project. This restoration nears its end, and we had been negotiating with the owners of two other gardens for some years. Such a negotiation is on this local level a matter of the highest diplomacy! But last Sunday our efforts met with success : just before leaving Khajuraho for Delhi, INTACH convenor Geert Robberechts and project leader Ameet Babbar could sign the long awaited for MoU : during 15 years the management of the Rani Bagh will be with INTACH. And in this time we’ll restore the garden, we’ll plant a mixed orchard, organise a seedbank and we’ll farm with the principles of conservation agriculture, as a training centre for the local farmers