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Maharashtra cabinet approves Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme

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Maharashtra cabinet approves SHYAM PRASAD MUKHERJEE JAN VAN VIKAS scheme on JULY 23,2015. Forest Minister SUDHIR MUNGANTIWAR proposed this scheme in the state’s annual budget 2015-16 and this scheme is launched on the project basis from 2015-16 to 2019-2020.

  • The aim of this scheme is creation of comprehensive development of villages in the buffer zones of tiger reserves.
  • Through this scheme, the main objective is to reduce the man-animal conflit by reducing the dependence of villagers on forest and to boost the supplementary business to farming activities and also creating alternative employment possibilities in these ares.


  • There are 6 tiger reserves in Maharashtra.
  • There are 48 tiger reserves in India which are governed by PROJECT TIGER.
  • MELGHAT,TADOBA,PENCH,SAHYADRI,NAWEGAON-NAGZIRA and BOR are the 6 tiger reserves in Maharashtra
  • In the world, 70 percent of tigers are present in India.
  • The number of tigers in India has increased by 30% since 2010 to 2,226 in 2014 according to the tiger census