Rajasthan forms new forest reserve

February 8th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) With an aim to promote eco-tourism and protect wild life, the Rajasthan government Wednesday cleared a proposal to declare 13,100 hectares of reserved forest land in two districts as a conservation reserve.

The land, in Raghunath forest block spread over Sikar and Jhunjhnu districts, will be named Shakambhari Conservation Reserve.

The proposal was cleared at a cabinet meeting held at the chief minister’s office here, an official said.

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