Chitrakoot: Ranipur Tiger Reserve located in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh has become the 53rd Tiger Reserve of India. Expressing happiness in a tweet, Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav said that the new tiger reserve spread over 529.36 sq km (core area 230.32 sq km and buffer area 299.05 sq km) will strengthen our tiger conservation efforts. Jungle lovers will soon be able to enjoy a walk with tigers and leopards in Ranipur Tiger Reserve. During this time, you will also be able to see black buck, Guldar, wild cat and Chausingha here.
For Ranipur Tiger Reserve, the Forest Department had prepared a map of 65000 hectares and sent it to the government. But the government had taken an area of 52000 hectares for this. The Ranipur Tiger Reserve will become part of the Government of India’s Project Tiger once notified. Under this project, 60 percent fund was given by the central government and 40 percent by the Yogi government. Apart from this, a lump sum corpus fund of Rs 50 crore was arranged for the formation and operation of Ranipur Tiger Reserve Foundation.
Rehabilitation of tigers will be safe
After coming to the submerged area due to the formation of this Tiger Reserve, tigers will be brought here from Panna Tiger Reserve. Due to which these tigers will be rehabilitated safely. This will also increase the number of tigers in the state. Along with this, tourism will also get a boost in Bundelkhand region. The government is particularly focusing on the economic, social and cultural development of the region. At the same time, the local people will also get new employment opportunities every year. Let us tell you that the number of tigers is continuously increasing in the state. They are counted every four years.