Shift tigers of Ranthambore reserve, demands BJP MP

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New Delhi, Jul 16: A demand for shifting of tigers of Ranthambore reserve, where their population was on the rise, to another such reserve in Kota region of Rajasthan was made in the Lok Sabha today.

"The population of tigers in the Ranthambore sanctuary has grown substantially. With the growing population, the tigers often stray into populated areas and create problems," BJP member Om Birla said during Zero Hour.

Some of these tigers could be shifted from Ranthambore to the Mukundara Hills Reserve where a new tiger project was coming up, Birla, who represents Kota constituency, said. The Mukundara Hills Reserve spreads across the districts of Kota, Bundi, Chittorgarh and Jhalawar, covering 759 sq km, including core area of 417 sq km and a buffer zone of 342.82 sq km.

Prabhas Singh (BJD) raised the issue of damage being caused to large number of historic temples in Bhubaneshwar due to incessant rains and floods and asked the government to take steps to protect the rich heritage.

"Many of these temples are in very dangerous condition as they get inundated by rain water. Urgent steps must be taken to protect these historic temples," he said.

PTI

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