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Tiger reserve area villages in Madhya Pradesh will be re-settled soon
25-09-2013

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has sent a proposal for Rs 3,400 crore to the 14th Finance Commission to re-settle 109 villages situated in tiger reserve forest areas in the state. This will accelerate the pace of development of tigers and other wildlife as well as villagers of core area. There were 821 such villages in the state, out of which 118 have been re-settled.

It was informed at the 11th meeting of Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society chaired by forest minister Sartaj Singh here on Tuesday. Principal chief conservator of forests RS Negi and secretary Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society and chief wildlife warden Narendra Kumar also attended the meeting.

The Forest Minister directed the society to hold one programme in a year to apprise people of tiger conservation. This programme should be held in different tiger reserves, in which people taking outstanding interest in tiger conservation efforts should be felicitated. The meetings should be held regularly, he added.

The meeting also discussed scheme for adoption of wildlife in National Parks by institutions and individuals. Objectives of Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society include conservation of endangered wildlife including tigers, save tiger habitats from destruction and disintegration, cooperate in raising necessary infrastructure to strengthen tigers’ natural habitation and apprise people about conservation of bio-diversity.

The society is authorised to receive material and donations from foreign nationals and institutions.