Prime Minister Narendra Modi exudes sincerity of purpose and love for wildlife conservation. A quality that anyone who has followed him through his words and deeds over the years has seen.
Pm Modi talks on wildlife conservation in mann ki baat programmed has come out as a real promoter of harmonious coexistence between humans. And wildlife in multiple episodes of his monthly radio shows ‘Mann Ki Baat.’ Especially when he mention. That India is home to 500 species of migratory birds. And ask for suggestions on how the country could help preserve these habitats.
Whether it was his childlike wonder when he shared information on a rare fish species find in Meghalaya or his blissfully narrated the heartwarming conservation efforts for Assam’s rare turtles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s devotion to the welfare of wildlife was well know to the radio program’s listeners.
In India, the spirit of the Prime Minister’s comments has been turn into action at all levels of wildlife conservation throughout the last eight years.
Consider the following: We have increased forest covering by over 20 lakh hectares. or the equivalent of 15 Jim Corbett National Parks. In the previous seven years. The tiger population has increased by more than 30% in just four years. Thanks to a 62 percent increase in tiger conservation funding over the last eight years.
Consider mega-road projects that are being construct with wildlife in mind. Even though the project would cost more with these modifications. The national highway going through the wildlife corridor in Kanha-Pench Tiger Reserve will include three flyovers to ensure safe passage for the animals.
Furthermore, the government’s efforts have resulted in a significant increase in the number of ‘protected areas. And with it, Pm Modi talks on wildlife conservation in mann ki baat programmed. Positive increase in the population of Asiatic lions and leopards.
PM Modi reflects the innate regard and admiration that Indians have for wildlife in general. It is seen in the life of traditional women who work as forest rangers in Gujarat’s Gir National Park and Madhya Pradesh’s Pench Tiger Reserve. Women run tourist-oriented enterprises in Pench, making them the economic backbone of their families.
Another illustration of our people’s innate connection with animals is the lovely funeral pay to the famed tigress Collarwali in Madhya Pradesh lately. This is what has historically distinguished India from other cultures and civilizations.