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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HIGHWAYS THROUGH TIGER AND ELEPHANT HABITATS

20 Dec 2011
Rajya Sabha


2958 DR. CHANDAN MITRA
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether the proposed expansions of certain National Highways and construction of proposed new highways will pass through vital tiger and elephant habitats especially Jaipur-Alwar Highway in Sariska, NH-7 in Kanha-Pench corridor, NH-6 in Nagzira-Navegaon-Melghat landscape, NH-69 through Ratapani Tiger Reserve, proposed Vijayawada-Ranchi Highway through tiger and elephant habitats in Odisha; and

(b) if so, whether Government has taken any steps to provide crucial wildlife corridors for the affected animals at convenient locations in order to save them from road accidents?

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

(a)Proposals relating to expansion / upgradation of some National / State Highways involve corridors of wild animals, as identified at a macro level.

(b)Appropriate safeguards for wild animals are made conditional, while dealing with such proposals on a case-to-case basis, keeping in mind the functional value of wildlife corridors.