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>> DECREASING NUMBER OF TIGERS   >> ILLEGAL TRADE OF LEOPARD`S SKIN   >> DAMAGE DUE TO WILD ANIMALS   >> CONFLICT BETWEEN ENDANGERED ANIMAL AND PEOPLE   >> NEW TIGER ZONES   >> NATIONAL PARKS AND TIGER RESERVES   >> AMENDMENT IN WILDLIFE PROTECTION ACT, 1972   >> PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE CORRIDORS   >> ALLOTMENT OF UID NUMBERS TO TIGER   >> CHECK ON INCIDENTS OF HUMAN ANIMAL CONFLICTS   >> SURVIVAL OF WILD ANIMALS   >> UID NUMBER FOR TIGERS IN RESERVE FORESTS   >> WILDLIFE PROTECTION ACT, 1972   >> CHECK ON POACHING OF WILD ANIMALS   >> RELOCATION OF PEOPLE FROM TIGER HABITATS   >> CENSUS OF WILD ANIMALS   >> PROTECTION TO LEOPARD AND TIGERS   >> DECLINE IN VARIOUS FORESTS/NATIONAL PARKS   >> NATIONAL BOARD FOR WILDLIFE   >> TIGER RESERVED AREA   >> ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION INSIDE THE KOYNA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY   >> HUNTING KILLING OF WILD ANIMALS AND BIRDS   >> PROTECTION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS PROTECTION   >> RELOCATION OF VILLAGERS FROM NEARBY FORESTS   >> CHECK ON SPREAD OF DISEASE IN TIGERS   >> DECLINE IN POPULATON OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS   >> CRITICAL WILDLIFE HABITATS   >> FUNDS FOR CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE   >> ENDANGERED SPECIES OF ANIMALS   >> COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES AROUND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY   >> PROTECTION OF TIGER   >> COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES AROUND JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK   >> PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE IN ASSAM   >> KILLING OF RHINOES IN KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK   >> ILLEGAL TRADE OF LEOPARD BODY PARTS   >> UID number to Bengal Tigers   >> PROTECTION OF ELEPHANTS   >> FUNDS FOR CONSERVATION OF ASIATIC LIONS   >> ADDITIONAL SECURITY AND BUDGET FOR WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES   >> LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY BY ELEPHANT MENACE   >> SETTING UP OF NEW WILD LIFE SANCTUARY   >> BAMBOO HARVESTING   >> LEGAL PROTECTION TO ELEPHANT RESERVE   >> CHECK ON ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION IN FOREST AREA   >> INCIDENTS OF ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE   >> NUMBER OF TIGERS   >> CHECK ON DEATHS OF RHINOS   >> DIVERSION OF FOREST LAND   >> CHECK ON DEATHS OF WILD ANIMALS   >> SMUGGLING OF ENDANGERED SPECIES   >> more >>   
 

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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.