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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
01-March-2011 15:24 IST
Tiger Conservation Policy
The Government of India has launched ‘Project Tiger’ since 1973 (ongoing as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme), under which central assistance is provided to tiger range States for protection and conservation of tigers in tiger reserves. Further, with the amendment of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 in 2006, a separate chapter has been included for strengthening tiger conservation, vis-à-vis the recommendations of the Tiger Task Force.

Action against offenders is taken by State Governments under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and other relevant Acts.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by Shri Rasheed Masood in Rajya Sabha today.