On March 2, 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified that under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), a financial assistance of Rs 1.51 crore has been sanctioned to Kaziranga National Park in Kanchanjuri, Assam during the financial years 2018-19 and 2019-2020.For the financial years 2018-19 Rs 94,46,585 was sanctioned while Rs 51,24,670 was allocated for 2019-2020.
- Apart from this, under the Project Tiger scheme, Rs 33 crore was sanctioned. A financial assistance of Rs 10.30 crore was sanctioned for 2018-19 and Rs 22.81 crore was allocated for 2019-20 to Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, which includes Kaziranga National Park.
Utilization of allocation:
-Highlands and platforms have been constructed in national parks to give shelter to animals during high flood.
-Anti-poaching camps in strategic locations have also been constructed with sufficient armed guards, besides deployment of boats during flood and use of modern technologies like ‘electronic eye’ for smart patrolling.
About Project Tiger scheme:
Initiated in April 1, 1973, Project Tiger was started to save tigers from getting extinct by taking preventive measures. It was launched in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand under the leadership of Indira Gandhi to save Royal Bengal Tigers. After the project, the number has increased from 1200 to around 5000.
About Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC):
Union Minister- Prakash Javadekar
Minister of State (MoS)- Babul Supriyo