Centre allocates Rs 59 crore for Asiatic Lion conservation in Gujarat’s Gir

The Ministry of Environment launched a three-year Asiatic Lion Conservation Project in collaboration with the state of Gujarat. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) allocated Rs 59 crores, which will focus on better management of the lion habitat, disease control and veterinary care for them.

Gujarat government also implemented Rs 80 crore that will be spent on specialised veterinary hospitals and full-fledged ambulances for lions.

Source: Economic Times

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NIACL AO Mains Exam:

  • Gujarat CM: Vijay Rupani, Governor: Om Prakash Kohli.

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