Raipur : Chief Minister presides over Chhattisgarh State Wild-Life Board meeting : Proposal to convert Boramdev Sanctuary into Tiger Reserve approved

 Monkey Sterilization Centers at Korea and Raigarh   

 Raipur, 14 November 2017 

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh presided over a meeting of Chhattisgarh State Wild-Life Board in which a proposal to convert Boramdev Sanctuary into Tiger Reserve and create Core and Buffer zones were approved. The proposal will be sent to the National Tiger Conservation Authority New Delhi. Boramdev Tiger Reserve will cover an area of 624 square kilometer. About 318 square kilometer will be core region and 305 square kilometer Buffer zone. Eco-Tourism will get a boost with the proposal. Boramdev Tiger Reserve will be the 51st Tiger Reserve.

The meeting also decided to establish sterilization centers at Korea and Raigarh districts.  The people's representative had raised the issue of monkeys at the Surguja and Northern Region Adivasi Development Authority meeting in the districts of Korea and Raigarh districts. Scientific survey of birds will be held in Chhattisgarh with the co-operation of Bird Count India Institute. Status of Birds in Chhattisgarh report will be published. Eco-Tourism will be developed on the basis of the survey.

The officers said that several rare birds had been sighted  at Kangor valley. Elephants' Conservation and Rehabilitation Centre will be established at Taimor Pingla Sanctuary tehsil Pratapur district Surajpur by December this year. Experts opined in the meeting that the natural habitats are being  destroyed at Jharkand and Odisha States hence the tuskers are making Chhattisgarh their habitat. Parliamentary Secretary Mr.Thokan Sahu, MLAs Mr. Chintamani Maharaj Mr. Ashok sahu, Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand, Forest Department Principal Secretary Mr.R.P.Mandal, Chief Minister's Secretary Mr. Subodh Kumar Singh, several senior officers of the Department were also present.

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