After establishing a profitable business in every sector imaginable, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani is setting up the world’s largest zoo and rehabilitation centre in their home state, Jamnagar district. The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) recently approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the new quirky venture of the Ambanis which is named ‘Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom’. The zoo will be set up on Reliance Industries Limited’s 280-acre-land near the RIL’s refinery at the Moto Khavdi region in Jamnagar.
The Central Zoo Authority approved the Detailed Project Report of Ambani’s new pet project in its 33rd meeting on February 12. Along with the DPR, the CZA also approved the master layout plans submitted by the Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom.
These are the animals that will be found in the Ambani owned Zoo
The Ambani-owned Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom is planned to have around 100 different species of both Indian and exotic birds, reptiles and animals. From sloth bears to Komodo dragons, to barking deer to Indian wolves, to green Anaconda the Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehab Kingdom will be the first of its kind zoo in India.
According to the zoo’s plan which is publically shared on the CZA website, the zoo is also planned to have separate wildlife sections like “Exotic Island”, “Insect Life”, “Frog House”, and “Wild Trail of Gujarat”.
According to M.K. Das, Additional Chief Secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, as Gujarat holds the record of having the tallest statue in the world (the Statue of Unity), it will soon be having the biggest zoos in the world as well, in terms of the number of animal species at the same place.
When is the Ambani-owned Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehab Kingdom scheduled to open?
According to Reliance corporate affair director Parimal Nathwani, the zoo which includes a rescue center to support the Gujarat local government will open in 2023.
Amazon-Future Group deal stalled by Supreme Court
Meanwhile, the apex court on Monday stalled the regulatory approval for the Future Group’s $3.4 billion worth asset sale to RIL. The Supreme Court agreed to Amazon’s petition and overturned a lower court’s ruling saying RIL can continue hearing the case but must not give a final nod to its purchase of Future Group’s assets until further notice.
The top court also sought statements from Future Retail LTD and assured that it will hear their case 5 weeks from now. Thanks to the stall, Future Retail’s stock plummeted as low as 10% along with Reliance Industrie’s stock also falling as much as 2.8% in tandem.
The complete cash stripped Indian retailer Future Group has claimed that should its deail with Reliance fail, it would collapse. Future Group is in an interesting position, being an unwilling bait between two of the world’s richest men: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and India’s Mukesh Ambani. So far, the American retail giant is unwilling to concede its corporate competitive advantages to Reliance.
It should be noted that India is the only billion-plus market left in the world for Amazon after it lost to Jack Ma led Alibaba in China.