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KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

29 Dec 2017
Lok Sabha



1962. SHRI MUTHAMSETTI SRINIVASA RAO (AVNTHI)
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Kaziranga National Park suffered massive destruction during the recent devastating floods deluge that claimed the lives of several rhinos and other animals there;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the losses suffered both in terms of physical and fiscal; and

(c) the steps taken by the Government to replenish the National Park and bring it back to its earlier glory?

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (DR. MAHESH SHARMA)

(a) Yes, Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, Assam has lost a number of animals during the two incidences of recent flood.
(b) Details of animal mortality during the two incidences of recent flood as reported by the State, is as follows:

Species Death due to drowning Road accident       No. of animals died in CWRC while on treatment Total
Tiger 1 - - 1
Rhino 31 - - 31
Elephant 9 1 - 10
Swamp deer 3 - 1 4
Buffalo 8 - - 8
Hog deer 282 14 22 318
Sambar 16 - - 16
Wild Boar 8 - - 8
Porcupine 3 - - 3
Leopard Cat - 1 - 1
Black necked stork (bird) - - 1 1
Total 361 16 24 401

(c) Steps taken by the Government of Assam to replenish the National Park and bring it back to its earlier glory, inter alia, include construction of 33 new highlands along the southern boundary of tiger reserve for wild animals to take refuge during flood, raising the height of existing highlands, minimizing speed limit of vehicles on National Highway 37 to avoid mortality due to accident, ensuring coordination among different department and public besides 24X7 patrolling. Government of India has released Rs. 1126.27 Lakhs as first installment to Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger during 2017-18 for various activities which inter alia include activities required to address loss due to flood.
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