Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state government is sensitive about the conservation of the national animal tiger. Taking forward the connection of tiger conservation, it has been decided to make the fourth tiger reserve of the state at Ranipur in Chitrakoot. This Tiger Reserve is going to come into existence very soon.
CM Yogi was addressing the inter-border cooperation workshop organized by the Department of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change of the state government at Yogiraj Baba Gambhirnath Auditorium on International Tiger Day on Friday. In this workshop organized for tiger conservation, the Chief Minister associated with Lucknow through virtual medium said that the description of the tiger is also found in the discussions of Vedas and ancient texts. In our country in 1973, the Save Tiger Project was started declaring it as the national animal. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India achieved its target of Save Tiger in 2018 ahead of time.
The CM informed that the number of tigers in Uttar Pradesh at the state level was 106 in 2006, which increased to 173 in 2018. When the results of the new census of tigers come, this number is estimated to be around 200. Referring to the Gorakhpur Zoo along with the discussion of Tiger Reserve in Ranipur, CM Yogi said that a white tiger has come to the Zoological Park of Gorakhpur. This will give an opportunity to the people of Gorakhpur to protect it.
Forest and tiger protector of each other
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that forests and tigers are natural protectors of each other. Referring to an episode of Mahabharata, he said that the existence of a forest is not possible without tigers. Nor can tigers live without a forest. The tigers protect the forest and in return the forest protects them.
Tiger reserve area will be more than 3500 sq km in UP
CM Yogi said that with the coming existence of the Tiger Reserve in Ranipur after Pilibhit, Dudhwa and Amangarh Tiger Reserve, the total Tiger Reserve area in the state will be more than 3500 sq km, which will be 21 percent of the total forest area of the state.
Tiger is a symbol of courage and strength
Congratulating the animal lovers and the people of the state on International Tiger Day through a tweet on Friday morning, CM Yogi said that all of us should take a pledge to create an ecosystem conducive to the conservation of the national animal tiger, a symbol of courage and strength.
Gorakhpur zoo will get another white tiger: Forest Minister
In the workshop organized on International Tiger Day, Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Forest, Environment, Animal Park and Climate Change Department said that soon Gorakhpur Zoo will get another white tiger gift. A white tiger (female tiger Geeta) has already been brought here from Lucknow Zoo. The second white tiger will be brought from Chennai Zoo. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for the Department KP Malik said that a 50 percent concession in ticket fee would be given to visiting Nag Devta (Cobra) at Gorakhpur Zoo on the day of Nag Panchami. Film actors Randeep Hooda and MP Ravi Kishan Shukla also addressed the workshop in virtual mode.