In August this year, Scindia met with Yadav to seek his ministry’s consent for the development of a tiger safari in Madhav National Park. The national government has approved a tiger safari in Madhav National Park, according to the park’s assistant director, Anil Soni.
After the Ministry of Environment and Forest cleared the proposal, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to build a tiger safari facility at Shivpuri, according to a top forest department officer.
For the soft release of the tiger, a 5- to 10-hectare enclosure will be built in Madhya Pradesh’s Madhav National Park, similar to the Ghorela enclosure in Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Tigers from the Kanha and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves will be moved to Madhav National Park’s tiger safari facilities.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Union’s Civil Aviation Minister, expressed gratitude for the approval.
“Extending appreciation on behalf of the inhabitants of Shivpuri to union labour and environment minister Bhupender Yadav for gifting a tiger safari in Shivpuri at my request,” Scindia said in a tweet. Not only will this generate jobs for the youth, but it will also boost tourism in Madhav National Park in the future.”
“An enclosure of about 5 to 10 hectares will be developed in Madhav National Park on the lines of Ghorela enclosure of Kanha Tiger Reserve for soft release of the tiger. A similar enclosure of about 25 hectares will also be built for breeding and increasing the prey base. The tigers from Kanha and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves will be shifted to tiger safari,” Soni said.
The national park staff will be trained at Panna Tiger Reserve, where tigers were successfully reintroduced in 2010.
In Shivpuri, the last tiger was seen in 1996. In 1998, a tiger safari project was proposed. Madhya Pradesh state government will develop another tiger safari near the hill station of Panchmarhi, where tigers from Satpura Tiger Reserve will be shifted.
Panna Tiger Reserve, where tigers were successfully reintroduced in 2010, will teach national park staff.
The last tiger observed in Shivpuri was in 1996. A tiger safari project was proposed in 1998. The state government of Madhya Pradesh plans to build a new tiger safari at Panchmarhi, where tigers from the Satpura Tiger Reserve will be relocated.