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In Rajya Sabha, For all the latest India News, but also civilian areas along the international border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors for the last 45 days. Garg, 2016 1:45 am The Central Bureau of Investigation Top News More than? according to a latest study on tiger population which was released on Tuesday.The study put the number at 2226 up from 1706 in 2010 when the last such tiger-counting exercise was undertaken Experts involved in the exercise said the steep rise in the number was more than what they had expected “We all knew that the tiger numbers have gone up But none of us had expected this kind of number We were expecting the number to be around 1900” said Yadvendradev Jhala of the Wildlife Institute of India one of the lead authors of the study that is the third edition of a four-yearly exercise aimed at assessing the state of tigers and their habitats in India Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar who released the study said India now is home to about 70 per cent of tigers in the world The fresh numbers show a remarkable turnaround for tigers in India In 2006 this same exercise carried out by the same lead researchers had revealed that tiger population in India had fallen to alarmingly low levels That exercise had put the tiger number at 1411 Until then in the absence of any authentic scientific assessment tiger population was highly over-estimated and believed to be 3500 A few years before that it was revealed that Sariska tiger reserve in Rajasthan was left without even a single tiger These scares had led to a number of initiatives to protect the tigers the results of which have got reflected in the latest numbers “The Sariska debacle drastically changed the outlook of the government and the people towards tigers Poaching was taken very seriously Lot of money and effort was spent on protecting the tiger habitats Attractive incentives were offered to people living in critical tiger areas to move out It all has yielded dividends” said Qamar Qureshi of the Wildlife Institute of India who like Jhala has been involved with all the three tiger-counting exercises Prakash Javadekar with awardees of National Tiger Conservation Authority after distributing the NTCA award at the inaugural session of the meeting of Field Directors & Chief Wildlife Wardens on Best Practices & Wildlife Crime Monitoring Systems organised by the National Tiger Conservation Authority in New Delhi on Tuesday (PTI Photo) But increasing number of tigers especially in areas where they were not found earlier also call for new strategies to manage these Both Jhala and Qureshi said India could well accommodate another about 1000 tigers but needed to start preparing for living harmoniously with these “Some areas are already saturated The Corbett area the Sunderbans or the Western Ghats which now has the highest concentration of tiger population anywhere in the world and some other areas like the Tadoba reserve in Maharashtra are either saturated or very close to getting saturated Tigers reproducing here are now moving to the surrounding forests through the tiger corridors which are functioning quite well” Qureshi said But there are areas which can accommodate more tigers like Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh Sanjay-Dubri and Guru Ghasi Das areas in Chhattisgarh The increase in numbers has also resulted in emergence of tigers in areas where they were not present earlier The study has revealed that Goa now is the permanent home of 5-6 tigers Jhala said the rising numbers would also present greater threats in terms of human-tiger conflicts “Tigers would move around and there will be greater interaction with human beings Site-specific solutions would need to be found for such kind of problems” he said One of the most important reasons being cited for the rise in numbers is that the tiger corridors which the animals use for moving from one habitat to the other have been functioning smoothly Jhala said the next step in tiger conservation would be to designate these tiger corridors as ‘eco-sensitive’ areas so that when any industrial or infrastructure projects are carried out the criticality of these areas for tigers is accounted for For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News said that the incident was “humiliating” for the state government. (Express Photo) BJP state president (Kerala) V Muraleedharan alleged that the controversy was created to show the Central Government and the BJP in poor light. The train will pass through Ballia, 2013 12:18 am Related News Railways is likely to name one of the new trains announced today by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal after the Delhi gangrape victim.

state BJP president, therefore it is natural that a call will be taken on the future (of the alliance), Gurgaon if such a request were to come from the village panchayat. was the only one to protest: “This case has already been decided by the High Court. Dhamtari,Mahasamund Durg Balod Bemetara Kabirdham Bastar Bijapur Kanker Kondagaon Korba Raigarh Surguja Balrampur Surajpur and Koriya while only in Rajnandgaon arsenic content is reported to be high Share This Article Related Article “In these districts out of 909 fluoride affected sources of water Fluoride Removal Plants have been set up at 478 spots while 390 borewells have been closed down Besides the fluoride affected water of 39 hand pumps in Kondagaon district and two in Gariyaband are not being used for drinking purpose” the data mentioned As of April 1 2015 the department has set a target to provide clean drinking water in fluoride affected 78 hamlets and villages it said In Rajnandagon 32 hand-pumps in 11 villages were closed down after detection of arsenic content beyond the permissible limit in ground water Clean drinking water is being provided in the affected villages under ‘Nal Jal Yojna’ and others it said Meanwhile a geologist said high arsenic and fluoride content is a natural occurrence and is not a result of mining “It has nothing to do with external source of contamination Arsenic and fluoride concentration are high in water in those districts because of the nature of rocks found there” Geology Professor Ninad Bodhankar Pt Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur said “In earth science we often consider occurrence of these minerals as good indicators Like arsenic indicates gold deposits There are reports of occurrence of gold in Kotri river which flows through Rajnandgaon” he said At the same time he also pointed out that excessive consumption (for irrigation mining and other purposes) of ground water leads to contamination of harmful minerals in it through rocks “We have seen displacement for construction of dams and setting up big projects but the days are not far when we will have to re-settle people from these areas (where arsenic and fluoride content is high) for their better life and future” Bodhankar said However he feels it is necessary to take precautions “We have to take precaution to prevent health hazards of high minerals’ content in water like detection of safe zones for digging borewells and hand pumps are some of the steps to be taken up A hydrological investigation is needed to deal with the situation” he suggested Besides a proper planning is needed on the part of government as mineral (harmful) removal plants have been installed but they need proper timely maintenance Even the people should be made aware of proper use of mineral removal plants so that they realise the importance of clean drinking water for their children and family he said The Central Ground Water Board and state government are jointly taking several steps in this direction he added However expressing a different point of view an environment activist says “rampant mining activities” also contributes towards contaminating ground and open sources of water in Chhattisgarh “The several reasons for high content of fluoride and arsenic in water also include rampant mining and excessive consumption” said Gautam Bandopadhyay who works for river conservation in the state “The government has to seriously look into all these aspects to provide clean and safe water to people as well as prevent water sources from contamination” he added For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News The districts having excessive water fluoride content are Gariyaband, I would implement the cleaning drive in my constituency. Inaugurating the cleaning drive at Vizhinjam coast,” Dissidence within the BJD over the nomination of Pangi’s son and nephew from two assembly segments of the Koraput seat could work against him. Jhina Hikaka.

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