Tiger survey to be taken up in Telangana on Jan 22

The Forest Department has prepared well for the survey, be it human resources or technical facilities.

By Author  |  Published: 5th Jan 2018  11:26 pm
A file photo of a tiger found in Sirpur (T) forests.

Hyderabad: For the first time since the formation of the State, the Nationwide Tiger Census which would take place on January 22, would take place in the State, said PCCF P K Jha.

Speaking at a review meeting on Friday he said that the survey would give officials a clear understanding of the environmental equilibrium that needs to be maintained in the State.

The Forest Department has prepared well for the survey, be it human resources or technical facilities.

The officials also reviewed their staffing pattern in all the districts and they will now inculcate, students and volunteers wherever required.

During the meeting, he also reviewed the status of plant survival in the wild and said that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s office was constantly monitoring all the developments.

He, however, expressed displeasure over the maintenance of nurseries in certain areas and ordered the officials to ensure there are good plants and trees in the nurseries by the end of the year.

The PCCF warned that there would be strict action against the staff if such practices continue.

It has also planned to increase avenue plantations and they would duly coordinate with district collectors and municipalities to take up plantations along main roads

He also asked officials to give priority to taking up parks in urban areas.

“Since forest fires are a potential threat in some (440) villages we will have to specific action to prevent any damage to forests, property or life,” he said.

Kaleswaram Project

The State government is mulling plans for its most prestigious project, the construction of the Kaleswaram Project area on January 10.

A team of forest officials will visit the area, who will travel to the barrage construction sites and check the alteration of forest lands among other things.