Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed Conservation In Odisha, that Odisha is a very must recipient of the Central Assistance for the Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (IDWH), so a sponsored scheme by the Centre in which IDWH funds will be used in many wildlife programs.
Those programs include Project Tiger, Project Elephant, and Development of Wildlife Habitats (DWH). Dharmendra Pradhan further informed that the Narendra Modi Government has been giving the significant superiority for this species conservation. In 2019-20 and 2020-21, the Ministry of Environment and Forest has provided over 36 crores to Odisha to the conservation of Tiger and Elephant, so we all know that these are the highly endangered wild animals.
In the Project Tiger Scheme, the aid was 26.87 crore, out of which 11.19 crore was allotted to Satkosia Tiger Reserve during the past two years. And an amount of 15.68 crores was allotted for the Similipal Reserve. In 2017-18 the assistance was increased from 9.17 crore to 16.46 crore and later came down to 10.22 crore in 2018-19. But last year, the amount was 13.03 crore. Even the fund for the Tiger Reserve was increased from 282.57 crores to 300 crores during the current fiscal year. An amount of 9.68 crores from the Centre has been approved under Project Elephant, which will substantially help the Odisha Government administer with the man-elephant dispute.
Pradhan Tweeted in his Twitter account, “Over Rs 35 crore has been released to Odisha by GOI between 2019-21 under Centrally sponsored schemes for tiger and elephant conservation. Modi govt’s consistent efforts are ensuring that tigers continue to roar in the jungle”.
He further said that the Modi Government’s main reason is to increase forest sanctuary, compensatory afforestation, and green skill development, producing a nature-friendly eco-system and creating new opportunities for our youths. It is very much important to conserve wildlife and give more effort to environmental sustainability.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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