Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday that tourism in the Chambal region will increase after the relocation of cheetahs to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
CM Chouhan mentioned that state tourism will benefit from the reintroduction of cheetahs.
“We are also running a skills center to train local residents who have been displaced and settled elsewhere so they can work as guides and get jobs in tourism activities,” he said.
“This is probably going to become the most prominent place in the world in the field of wildlife tourism, so once again I thank Bhupendra Yadav Ji and his team,” he added.
Jinesh Jain, owner of Jungle Resort Near KUNO, informed ANI that after news of the government’s plan to reintroduce cheetahs to the region spread, tourism activities have already picked up speed as some enthusiastic people have already started doing reservations in advance.
“Before there was not so much rush of tourists, but these days not only people started arriving here, but also reservations for the next 6 months started, so we expect a huge rush of tourists in the future and the tourism industry tourism has a bright future,” Jinesh Jain told ANI.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the “Cheetah Reintroduction” project at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district on September 17.
PM Modi will also release cheetahs brought from Africa into the state’s forests. The big cat species will be reintroduced to India after 70 years since it was declared extinct in 1952.
Also, the National Museum of Natural History is a subordinate office of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change with headquarters in New Delhi and regional centers in Mysore, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal and Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.
Under the ambitious project of the Indian government, the Cheetah Project, the reintroduction of wild species, in particular the cheetah, is being carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Project Cheetah is an ambitious project undertaken by the government that aims to restore the species to its historical range in the country. India has a long history of wildlife conservation. One of the most successful wildlife conservation ventures, the ‘Tiger Project’, which was started in 1972, has not only contributed to the conservation of tigers but also to that of the entire ecosystem.
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