GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Environment and Forest
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1749
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 28, 2012
Kudremukh National Park
1749. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has received any proposal to announce Kudremukh National Park as tiger project;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government has any rehabilitation plan for the tribals living in the area who will be forced to vacate their homes; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS
(SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)
(a) & (b) Based on the proposal received from the State Government of Karnataka, ‘in-principle’ approval has been accorded by the National Tiger Conservation Authority for declaring the Kudremukh Tiger Reserve, under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
(c) & (d) Village relocation is done on voluntary basis and on mutually agreed terms and conditions under provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, with an enhanced package of Rs. 10 lakhs per family.