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DEVELOPMENT OF HABITAT FOR TIGER

19 Dec 2011
Lok Sabha


4101 . SHRI GANESH SINGH
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has formulated any scheme for developing the habitat of white tigers in Maad forests of the country;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS(SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)

(a) & (b) The Central Zoo Authority has accorded ‘in-principle’ approval for conservation breeding of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh.

(c) The Central Zoo Authority has initiated action, in collaboration with the National Tiger Conservation Authority, for setting up a conservation breeding centre for white tigers at Govindgarh in Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) through the State of Madhya Pradesh.