Contents

  1. M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST
  2. RED SAND BOA RESCUED IN M.P
  3. 3 YEARS ON, ONLY 30% OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN USED
  4. 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

Project Elephant

  • 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

Uses

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

Ext.nct Eryx johnii At [Satara ashtra)l Conservation status Threatened 'O) '(O '(vul O Near Threatened (IIJCN 3 1)11]

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

Details

  • 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
Long road to health Between 2018 and October 31, 2019, Mizoram has utilised the maximum share of funds released under the Poshan Yojana while Punjab has utilised the least % TOTAL UTILISATION • The average utilisation in the country is 29.97% • 32 States and IJTs have utilised less than half of the funds released between 2017 and October 21, 2019 • The three States which received the most funds between 2017 and October 31, 2019, are Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar — Punjab 045 Bihar 55.17 Tamil Nadu 33.92 65.12 Mizoram 65.12 Meghalaya 48.37 Karnataka 0.74 Kerala 8.75

DETENTION CENTERS

The Ministry of Home Affairs in the Parliament revealed that, there are six operational Kept in detention centres in Assam as on November 28, 2019. The construction of another facility, which can hold 3.000 inmates, is nearing completion. Over of the detention detainees in Assam are from Bangladesh, while the rest are from Myanmar. By Naresh Singaravelu & Sumant Sen I. I The six detention centres in the State house 970 detainees. In addition to the existing facilities in the State, the has approved the constrLKtion of another detention centre in Matia in 3. Country of origin Name Three out of the six Bangladesh Goalpara at a cost of t46.5 crore Ma tia, Goalpara detention Centre-S in Assam have only Bangladeshi detainees. The facility at Silchar Kokra har Silchar arh Jcrhat Dibrugarh has the highest % of detainees from Tez ur Myanmar 4. A bigger picture I A total of 10 detention centres are operational in the country out of which four are outside Assam. The government has approved construction of three Others in Assam, Punjab and Karnataka • Under construction Operational 2. lows Among the 970 detained in Assam, Tezpur has the highest number of detainees While Dibrugarh has the lowest. The facility at Dibrugarh has the highest % of men (95%) while the one at Kokrajhar has the Share Of Women (93.6%) Name Goalpara K OkrajhAr Silchar Oibrugarh hat Tezpur Tota Male 646 Female 131 324 Total 140 970 Goal ara Kokra'har Silchar Dibr arh Tea pur Lam Alwar Central ail AmritSArCentral ail Goal ra Tarn Taran Ben New Ton n AssJm Assam Assam Assam Assam Delhi Ra-asthan Pun ab Assam pun ab Kama taka Maharahstra west Ben •Ttwe is a report that the plan has been scrap*d •CM Mamata danerjee has said she allow any detention centre in u i at.onal O rational O # rat i mal O rational O ratimal Operational O rational O rational Operational O rational Under construction under construction under construction Location identified* Location identihedÄ Ltxation identihedm
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