- M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST
- RED SAND BOA RESCUED IN M.P
- 3 YEARS ON, ONLY 30% OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN USED
- DETENTION CENTERS
M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST
- In November 2018, herd of 38 elephants wandered into the forests of Bandhavgarh looking for food and water, like each year.
- A year on, they have stayed back in Madhya Pradesh for the first time over seasons and even bred two new calves, choosing not to return to the withering forests of north Chhattisgarh.
- MP is called tiger state, as it has more number of tigers than any other state of india.
More about Bandhavgarh national park
- Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.
- Bandhavgarh, with an area of 105 Sq. KM was declared a national park in 1968 and then became Tiger Reserve in 1993.
- The current core area is spread over 716 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni, and totals 820 km2
- Launched in 1992 by the
Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests
- To provide financial and technical support to wildlife management efforts by states for their free-ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants.
- The project aims to ensure the long-term survival to the populations of elephants in their natural habitats by protecting the elephants, their habitats and migration corridors.
- Other goals of Project Elephant are supporting the research of the ecology and management of elephants, creating awareness of conservation among local people, providing improved veterinary care for captive elephants
RED SAND BOA RESCUED IN M.P
Why in News?
A red sand boa snake, worth around ₹1.25 crore, was rescued from five persons, who were trying to sell it in Narsinghgarh town in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh
According to police, the rare nonpoisonous snakes are used for making certain medicines, cosmetics and in black magic, and are in huge demand in the International market
IUCN status of red sand boa
3 YEARS ON, ONLY 30% OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN USED
Why in News?
The State governments and the Union Territories utilised a mere 30% of the funds released under the Poshan Abhiyaan, or the National Nutrition Mission, since it was launched in 2017
- POSHAN is a flagship scheme of MOWCD.
- The Poshan Abhiyaan, the Centre’s flagship programme, is aimed at improving nutritional outcomes among pregnant women, lactating mothers and children by reducing the level of stunting, underweight, anemia and low birth weight by 2022.
- It is meant to benefit more than 10 crore people and was launched after a Cabinet decision with a total budget of ₹9,046.17 crore for three years, 50% of which is through budgetary support
- The remaining 50% is from the World Bank or other multilateral development banks