Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said potential sites in the state where elephants are expected to enter should be marked so that a proper and secure habitat is ensured for them in the state.
He said work done for the conservation of humans and wildlife should be based on balanced and practical policy so that there is no conflict between the two. Chouhan was addressing the 17th meeting of the State Wildlife Board at the Mantralaya.
Chouhan said there is provision of relief amount to farmers under Revenue Code for loss of crops caused by wildlife. Provision has been made to provide prompt assistance under Public Service Guarantee Legislation. Intensive efforts are being made through public participation to stop illegal mining.
Mines have been entrusted to the panchayats so that villagers directly regulate and control it. The Kuno Palpur region has abundant wildlife. The number of wild animals in Ratapani and Rani Durgawati sanctuary has also increased, he said.
It was told in the meeting that a pair of tigers --one female and one male tiger from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve -- have been provided to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha successfully. Similarly, a pair of tigers has been rehabilitated in the Nouradehi Reserve too.
A special cover has been released by the Postal Department of India, on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Bandhavgarh National Park. Under All India Tiger Estimation Programme tiger, coexisting and hunting species and their habitat were monitored between February and March 2018.
Figures obtained in four cycles of Phase-I was compared to the 2014 statistics. The figures show nearly double rise in tiger presence area. In the year 2014, there were signs of tiger presence in 717 beats. Currently there are signs of their presence in more than 1,400 beats.
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