Special force for tiger protection in 13 reserves: Ramesh
Alwar, July 25 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Environment, Jairam Ramesh, today said the government will not stop using radio callers for tigers to keep track of the big cats in the wild and that a special force will be raised to protect rpt protect them.
"Radio caller technique is being used across the globe but unfortunately it is being subjected to question in India,"Ramesh said here during a conference of directors of tiger reserves.
"People are being misguided about the technique, but the government has no plan to stop using the scientific callers."
The minister said 16 tiger projects out of 37 in the country needed attention and the government was focusing on these projects.'Special Tiger Protection Force'would be formed for 13 sensitive tiger reserves.