Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 saying that the country has emerged as one of the biggest and safest habitats for tigers in the world.
The report released on Monday said that the tiger population in the country has grown from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2019.
Modi while lauding all the stakeholders involved in the country’s tiger conservation exercise said that with around 3,000 tigers, India has emerged as one of the biggest and safest habitats for them in the world.
The PM further stated that nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger population would be 2022 but India completed this target four years in advance. Modi said that this is the finest example of Sankalp Se Siddhi.
Modi also invoked two Bollywood movie titles to emphasize the need to expand and strengthen tiger conservation efforts.
Modi further stated that in 2014, the number of protected areas was 692 and the number rose to more than 860 in 2019. Similarly, the numbers of community reserves were 43 in 2014 and rose to more than 100 in 2019.
The Prime Minister also said that India will build more homes for its citizens and also create quality habitats for animals at the same time adding that he just want to tell the people associated with this work that the story which started with Ek Tha Tiger and reach Tiger Zinda Hai should not stop there and that the work towards tiger conservation has to be expanded and sped up.