Regional (M.P & C.G)

MP Tops Countrywide Tiger Death Chart

Madhya Pradesh tops the table with 13 of the 59 tiger deaths in the country so far this year being reported from the state, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

Last year 28 tiger deaths were reported in the country.

Spelling out the stats, Environment Minister Jairarm Ramesh Ramesh said Assam reported 10 deaths followed by Karnataka (9), Uttarakhand (7) Maharashtra(4) and Rajasthan (3).

One big cat each died in Kerala, Orissa, Goa and Tamil Nadu during the year.

The deaths include seizures of two skins each in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi and one each in Maharashtra and Uttarakhand, the minister said.

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