Two more tigers to be shifted to Sariska
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Last Updated: Friday, March 12, 2010, 18:38
  
Jaipur: Two more tigers would be shifted from Ranthambhore National Park to Sariska sanctuary in Alwar district as soon as they are located, Rajasthan Assembly was informed Friday.

Replying to a question, State Forest and Environment Minister Ramlal Jat said a helicopter would be used to locate two tigers T-37 and T-47 which had strayed from RNP range and were roaming in adjoining districts of Karauli and Bharatpur forests.

So far two tigresses and one tiger were shifted from RNP to Sariska, and two more would be shifted as soon these were located, he said.

The tiger population had disappeared in Sariska in 2005.

BJP MLA Gajendrasingh Kheenvsar alleged that the tigers were not shifted due to pressure from NGOs and tourism lobbies, which drew a sharp response from Congress members.

To a question on water shortage in Keoladev National Park of Bharatpur raised by BJP MLA Digamber Singh, the minister said the central government has approved a project worth Rs.53.80 crore to lay pipeline, but the first tender to this effect was dropped due to technical reasons.

No one was responsible for this delay to provide water to KNP in Ghana through pipelines, the minister said.

On land allocation to tribals in the state, Chief Minister Asok Gehlot assured them that no tribal would be deprived of his rights, and if any tribal makes any complaint against the government order, it would be examined.

Earlier, Cooperative Minister Parsadi Lal Meena told the house that out of 59,900 claims of tribals, altogether 28,719 were cancelled by the Tribal Welfare Authority and endorsed by the concerned district collectors.

The Opposition BJP MLAs G S Tiwari and G C Katari demanded that the cancelled claims be re-examined in favour of tribals who possessed land after 2005.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 12, 2010, 18:38


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