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Relocation of families from revenue villages of Kuno

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  • Kishore Kotecha
    01-01-2010 Relocation of families from revenue villages of Kuno Press Information Bureau (press release) http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=56558
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      01-01-2010

      Relocation of families from revenue villages of Kuno

      Press Information Bureau (press release)

      http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=56558

      http://asiatic-lion.blogspot.com/2010/01/relocation-of-families-from-revenue.html

       

      Madhya Pradesh government has spent an amount of Rs. 1453 lakhs for the relocation of  1543 families from 24 Revenue villages  from Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary. The work is being done to prepare an alternate habitat for Asiatic lions. The sanctuary enjoys all the protection as provided under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

       

      The Wildlife Institute of India conducted a feasibility study for an alternate home for the Asiatic lion during 1993 at three potential sites, viz, Darrah-Jawahar Sagar (Rajasthan), Sitamata (Rajasthan) & Kuno Palpur (Madhya Pradesh). The study had identified Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary with an area of 344.686 Sq.Kms. as the best potential site for reintroduction of lions. Accordingly, in order to improve the habitat before the re-introduction of lions, various management interventions have been taken up in the Sanctuary, that included relocation of villages from the Sanctuary, strengthening protection, habitat improvement, etc.

       

      Based on the proposal received from the Government of Madhya Pradesh, Central Government, under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme - Development of National Parks and Sanctuaries, has already sanctioned and released Rs.1545 lakh by 2007-08 for the relocation and rehabilitation of families from 24 Revenue villages in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary.The Ministry provided financial and technical assistance to the Government of Gujarat for various activities aimed at conservation of Lion and its habitats. Details of fund released to the Protected Areas of Gujarat, that harbour Lions, under the Scheme during the last three years are as under:

                (Rs. in lakh)

      Name of Sanctuaries

      Year

      2006-07

      2007-08

      2008-09

      Gir Sanctuary

      37.40

      40.00

      32.00

      Mitiyala Sanctuary

      15.68

      8.00

      2.70

      Paniya Sanctuary

      7.70

      12.00

      4.94

       

       

      KP

       

       

       



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