Mowgli land- Pench National Park’s over 550 trees proposed to be cut down for Tiger Safari

Pench National Park

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: A proposal to cut down over Five hundred and Fifty trees for making way for a tiger safari in the Pench National Park of Madhya Pradesh, the state Government is considering the same. The said Pench National Park is also considered and well- famous as the home to ‘Mowgli’, which is a fictional character and protagonist in the most famous- The Jungle Book written by the English writer Rudyard Kipling.

It is notable here that the work on such project to create the Tiger Safari in the said Pench National Park, has been initiated by the Forest department. The said park is having its territory on the both sides of Seoni and Chhindwara districts of the State of Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, in the proposal, the construction of the boundary walls have also be proposed and for such construction, it would be required to prune the shrubs and felling of trees which would be about five hundred and fifty- six in numbers, as claimed by the order which was issued by the authorities of the said Pench National Park.

Moreover, it is notable here that the said proposal and thereby a plan was stuck for the want of permission from the National Tiger Conservation Authority- NTCA which is based at Delhi. Moreover, it was also seen that the Wildlife activists seemed criticising the proposal for cutting down the said Five Hundred and Fifty- six trees and they termed the said as a violation of rules.

Ajay Dubey, who earlier seemed brought the issues of tourism insides the Tiger reserves, to the honourable Supreme Court of India, and on such issues the Top Court that time, i.e. in the year 2010 banned the said tourism inside the Tiger Reserves, found stated on this current issue that “we are against the creation of tiger safari inside Pench National Park.” He also pointed that the cases of deaths of the Tiger in the Madhya Pradesh state, were continuously seen and as such he said remarking the Government’s action that “instead of taking steps towards protection of tigers, is trying to reduce the green cover and increasing people’s activities.” Thus, he claimed that “the NTCA must reject this plan.”

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