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.