The flocks visiting Shanghumugham beach, now can enjoy the greenery also. As part of green initiative, Kerala Tourism has developed one of the Miyawaki model micro forests at Shanghumugham in Thiruvananthapuram.
Mr. Kadakampally Surendran, Tourism Minister, Government of Kerala inaugurated the Miyawaki forest model project here in Shanghumugham. The special characteristic of the Miyawaki forest model is that they can attain full growth and transform into lush foliage within just five to 10 years. Natural forests, on the other hand, take about 25 to 30 years to achieve the same level of growth. Moreover, the saplings planted under this model become self-sustainable after the first three years.