Kishore Kotecha’s Note:
On 22nd Feb 08, I requested to Finance Minister through Times of
DEKHO DEKHO KAUN AAYA...
A special Rs 40-crore scheme has been sanctioned by the state government for five years, for Gujarat State Lion Conservation Society to initiate measures to protect Gir lions. Of the total amount, the Govt. has allocated Rs 12 crore in budget 2008-09
Lions want their share
The issue of protection of wildlife does not normally get priority in Budgets. Considering that the Asiatic lion is an endangered species the FM should considering allocating funds. Here is so much to be done, especially when poaching is becoming a big concern.
Budget Ho To Aisa: It is a good initiative. I hope the finance minister will take note.
Kishore Kotecha | PRESIDENT, WILD LIFE CONSERVATION TRUST,