Madhya Pradesh plans wildlife health and forensic centre

June 10th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 10 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh plans to set up a wildlife health and forensic centre in Jabalpur district with the help of the central government. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state wildlife board held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday. The meeting also resolved to seek the central government’s approval for the centre involving investment of Rs.37.9 million.

Addressing the meeting, Chouhan emphasised upon making necessary arrangements for protection of tigers in the Panna sanctuary.

The board’s other recommendations include setting up of a wildlife sanctuary in Mathwar area of Jhabua district and the forest department’s examination of the proposal to declare the Parsamaniya forest area on the border of Panna and Satna districts a conservation reserve, officials said Tuesday.

The board approved the proposals of the Son Chiraiya sanctuary, construction of the Charai Dang reservoir in Ghatigaon and laying of a gas pipeline in the river bed in the Chambal sanctuary, besides recommending construction of a bridge across the Parvati river in the sanctuary.

The board was informed that the government was considering the setting up of a national park, two wildlife sanctuaries and two conservation reserves to compensate for the submergence of forest area under Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar projects on the Narmada river in Khandwa and Dewas districts.

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