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Tiger reserves: Maharashtra govt to infuse Rs 124 crore for development of nearby areas

Assets to be utilised for creating area and towns around six substantial reserves; five of which are in Vidarbha.

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The Maharashtra government has assigned Rs 124 crore for the growth of regions around the state's substantial tiger reserves, as per a report in The Hindu. The assets will be utilised for advancement of towns and land around Melghat, Tadoba, Pench, Sahyadri, Nawegaon-Nagriza, and Bor, authorities said.

Among these, five reserves are situated in the regressive Vidarbha area, where a manageable advancement of towns would guarantee the human-creature struggle is diminished, senior authorities said.

The designation was made on Thursday under the Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme; go by the state Cabinet for the advancement of towns around tiger reserves in 2015.

State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had pronounced the plan appropriate for a long time.

"The target of the plan is to create cushion zones of the reserves, seen struggling between human and animal dissensions," said authority of the State Forest Department.

Authorities said that the improvement of towns around the tiger reserves would decrease their reliance on the woods deliver and proceed them towards farming.

"The state intends to disburse through ₹450 crore on this plan in five years. The most recent subsidizing was affirmed in light of the proposition put together by the workplace of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Nagpur," Swapnil Deshbhratar, Officer on Special Duty, Forest Department, told the paper.
First Published on Jul 27, 2018 04:13 pm
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