Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Centre initiates project to save Great Indian Bustard






The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on July 12 told the Lok Sabha that it had initiated a Rs 33.85 crore project to conserve and protect the 130 Great Indian Bustards left in India, according to a media report.



The project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard – An Integrated Approach’, aims at building up a captive population of the Great Indian Bustard and to release the chicks in the wild for increasing the population.



The states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are involved in the programme.



According to government figures, Maharashtra got Rs 4.79 crore and Rajasthan Rs 3.12 crore between 2015 and 2019 for the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard.





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