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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Land boost to tiger rescue centre at Sunderbans

TNN | Feb 23, 2013, 02.59 AM IST Mamata Banerjee meets ailing Mahasweta DeviMamata Banerjee eyes tourism along HooghlyMamata Banerjee opposes trade union bandhMamata Banerjee buys time on Gorkhaland crisisMamata Banerjee to shift key departments out of Writers' KOLKATA: The state on Friday said the full-fledged work on the 100-acre plot at Sunderbans' Jharkhali for a tiger rescue centre would start soon as the government has been able to draw some compensation package for the refugees, who are still occupying the plot. make it unnecessary to send them for treatment to the state's lone tiger rescue centre at Khairbari in Jaldapara. The land for the rescue centre is under the control of the refugee relief and rehabilitation department. approved a 100-acre plot for setting up a tiger conservation and rescue centre at Jharkhali in the Sunderbans. An ecotourism park on a 99-acre plot, to be developed on the same island in the mangroves, has also got a green signal of the state cabinet. in Jharkhali will be set up on 99 acre plot. It is currently seeking clearance from the Central Zoo Authority of India for the second tiger rescue centre at Jharkhali in the Sunderbans and for that the state is seeking clearance of Central Zoos Authority. The centre will treat injured tigers rescued from the Sunderbans and thus bring an end to the practice of sending tigers to Alipore zoo or Khairbari near Jaldapara for treatment. The state also has plans to provide the refugees an alternate dwelling place.

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