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Rs 4.56 cr for Bandipur Tiger Reserve, tribal rehab

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (UNI) The Centre has approved Rs 4.56 crore for Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, which includes assistance for rehabilitation of 154 affected tribal families, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Of this, Rs 3.32 crore is Central assistance, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply.

X X X LIONS: There were 359 lions in Gir as per 2005 census.

The Gujarat government has been asked to provide a viable population of lions for reintroducing in the Kuno Palpur Sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh, highlighting the imperatives for ensuring additional home for the species.

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