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Cabinet Secretary visits Ranthambore

Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrashekhar visited the Ranthambore tiger sanctuary to personally oversee its tiger conservation efforts. He was delighted to spot tigers at two places during his tour and expressed satisfaction at the progress, at a time when the tiger population was dwindling in many other national parks and sanctuaries in the country, reports KSTomar.

jaipur Updated: Mar 09, 2009 02:19 IST
K.S.Tomar

Cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar, who visited Ranthambore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan on Saturday, was fortunate to sight a host of tigers during his short tour.

Chandrasekhar and the officials accompanying him spotted one tiger at Jogimeher, another at Rajbagh and a whole assembly of them at Laper, inside the sanctuary.

Chandrasekhar congratulated the sanctuary officials for their success in tiger conservation at a time when the tiger population has been dwindling elsewhere in the country. "The employees and officials of Ranthambore sanctuary have done commendable work," he said.

Tigers have been relocated from Ranthambore to the Sariska sanctuary in order to boost the tiger population there. "The tiger relocation project has progressed well," said Rajesh Gopal, member-secretary National Tiger Conservation Authority.

The cabinet secretary left for Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

Forest officials revealed that Priyanka Gandhi was also likely to arrive soon on a purely personal visit.