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MPTF Receives Rs 97.65 Lakh for Tiger Conservation

Bhopal: For betterment of infrastructure at Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench Tiger reserves, the Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai, has doled out a fund of Rs 97.65 lakh to Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation (MPTF).

In addition, MPTF has been provided an extra Rs 20 lakh for gathering intelligence information about poachers, imparting training and rewarding forest employees engaged in protecting the big cat population in the three tiger reserves, minister of state for forests Rajendra Shukla said in a statement.

He said that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Trust and MPTF in this regard and that Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench Tiger reserves would be allocated Rs 45.13 lakh, Rs 28.78 lakh and Rs 23.74 lakh respectively.

The fund will be used to buy patrolling vehicles, among others things, to tighten security vigil in the three reserves, he said.

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