Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Rajya Sabha


Project Lion

PIB Press Release



Rajya Sabha


Government of Gujarat, in July 2009, has submitted a project titled - "A Plan for Consolidating Long Term Conservation of Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) at the Greater Gir Region Including the Gir PA System" for an amount of Rs. 226.08 crore. The main activities proposed under the project are:


i. Management planning and capacity building.

ii. Wildlife research, education and nature awareness.

iii. Anti-poaching/protection activities.

iv. Strengthening of infrastructure.

v. Veterinary care.

vi. Strengthening staff welfare activities.

vii. Habitat improvement.

viii. Addressing man-animal conflict.

ix. Relocation of forest dwellers including Maldharis from Gir.

x. Eco-tourism.

xi. Over all O & M.



Such proposals are considered by the Central Government subject to the availability of funds and fulfillment of procedural requirements.


Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment and Forests (Independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh replied in a written question by Shri Birendra Prasad Baishya in Rajya Sabha today.

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