Tiger reserve area villages in Madhya Pradesh will be re-settled soon
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.
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
The society is
authorised to receive material and donations from foreign nationals and