Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a three-day event on April 9 in Mysuru, Karnataka, to mark 50 years of ‘Project Tiger’ and apprise the world of India’s success in tiger conservation. Officials gave this information on Friday.
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) member secretary S P Yadav said the prime minister will also release the latest data on the tiger census, the government’s vision document for tiger conservation during the ‘Amrit Kaal’ and a commemorative coin.
Let us tell you that in 1973, the Indira Gandhi government started Project Tiger in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. India launched Project Tiger on April 1, 1973, to promote tiger conservation, under which nine sanctuaries spread over 18,278 square kilometers were brought in.
At present there are 53 tiger reserves in India spread over an area of more than 75,000 square kilometers. India is home to about 3,000 tigers, more than 70 per cent of the world’s population of the species, and their numbers are growing at a rate of six per cent every year.
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