Hyderabad: Forest and Environment Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy emphasized the importance of conserving tigers on World Tiger Day. He highlighted that tigers are crucial for biodiversity as the survival of forests, environment, nature, fauna, grasslands, and overall biodiversity depends directly and indirectly on them.
Indrakaran Reddy mentioned that the Telangana government is working towards tiger conservation and has witnessed a significant increase in the number of tigers in the Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR) and Kawal Tiger Reserve (KTR). The state is also taking steps to prioritize the safety of tigers and the well-being of people living near their natural habitats by revamping the Tiger Project.
Additionally, the Minister shared that the process of relocating villages in the core area of tiger reserves has been expedited. Currently, 142 families from Rampur and Maisampeta villages in the Kawala core area have been resettled with a proper package.
Encouraging public support, Indrakaran Reddy urged people to contribute to the conservation and expansion of tiger habitats. He emphasized the significance of awareness programs in promoting tiger conservation efforts.