Monday, 6 August 2012

For the tiger protection Uttar Pradesh (U.P) seeking Rs 15cr at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

For the better management of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh government sought Rs 15crore from the Center. Uttar Pradesh forest department sought this amount to upgrade the protection mechanism and management of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The top priorities of the department is develop a strong security force in the reserve area.

According to the Uttar Pradesh (U.P) government the fund money is used for tiger protection, repair roads, bridge, install hi-tech camera traps and improve communication network within the reserves.

Rupak De, PCCF (wildlife) said,”we are hopeful to get 10-12crors Indian rupee from the Center.”

At present the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is guarded by 150 private security guards and according to the Officials staff there are at least 90 to 100 security men required in the reserve area at a time. For the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF), the department will hold the meeting on 8 August 2012, to plan to deploy STPF in Uttar Pradesh protected area.

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is represent Dudhwa National Park was declared in 1977 and the area of this national Park is 680 sq km. The Kishenpur Sanctuary and Katarnighat Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1972 and 1975 which covers the Kishanpur 204 sq km and 440 sq km area respectively.

Armed and UN-armed men are comprises by the private staff and the forest department gives the 6000 Indian rupee per month to the armed security men and 4000 Indian rupee per month for the UN-armed security men.

According to the department, for the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF), might not increase the number of private guards, but may make them better equipped and also take help from various NGOs for equipments and vehicles.

For the Tiger protection force, idea is setting up by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 5, 2007. Along with Dudhwa, 16 tiger reserves in Karnataka, Assam, Tamil Nadu, MP, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Bihar, was also nominated to be manned by the special task force to accord protection to the dwindling population of the tigers.


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