Centre committed towards combating illegal wildlife trade, says Javadekar
Stressing that the Centre was committed towards weeding out illegal wildlife trade, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said 'Sanjay Gandhi National Park' in Mumbai was a perfect example of human-wildlife harmony.
Mumbai: Stressing that the Centre was committed towards weeding out illegal wildlife trade, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said 'Sanjay Gandhi National Park' in Mumbai was a perfect example of human-wildlife harmony.
"There are so many villages within the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. There are 35 leopards along with different species of other animals. Yet, there has not been an instance of man-animal conflict at the park."
"This is a case of human-wildlife harmony that has been made possible by many efforts that will continue in future as well," Javadekar said at an event.
He said the Centre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US for latest technology to help in arresting those engaged in poaching.
"The government is committed to weed out illegal wildlife trade. Thus, we burn carcasses of animals, reptiles, snakes, etc. Our commitment is full and final towards the issue," he said.
"We have entered into an MoU with America to get the latest technology to arrest those engaging in poaching," he said.
"We will encourage water and fodder augmentation in urban forests and wildlife sanctuaries," he said.
"Rising prices and corruption show that the UPA has failed on the economic front while what is happening in Telangana indicates that it has failed on the political front," he said.
"Modi is an asset for the party. People are attracted by his style of functioning. BJP does not have to go searching for the prime ministerial candidate like in Congress", Javadekar said.
BJP today condemned the twin militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it reflects that Pakistan is continuing with its strategy to strike at will through proxy war of terror.