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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
08-December-2010 17:58 IST
183 Elephant Corridors Identified
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has identified 183 corridors for elephants. Out of this 138 are State Elephant Corridors, 28 Inter State Elephant Corridors and 17 are International Elephant Corridors. Every year the Ministry receives proposals in the form of Annual Plan of Operation from States / Union Territory’s for various activities under Project Elephant which includes restoration of Elephant Corridors also. In the last three years Rs. 4.5 crores has been released to Kerala and Rs. 3.25 crores to Tamil Nadu for acquisition of land for Elephant Corridors. The acquisition process are done by respective State Governments.

This information was given by the Minister of State for the Ministry of environment and Forests(I/C) Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by Shri N. Peethambara Kurup in Lok Sabha today.