Rajasthan Government allocates 12 crore rupees for Project Great Indian Bustard [ Current Affairs ]

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Government of Rajasthan has allotted more than twelve crore rupees for a bird conservation programme in Forest department. This program name is Great Indian Bustard (GIB). Japan Bank is going to provide financial support of 3 crore rupees under the project. The Great Indian Bustard locally called as Godawan is also the state bird of Rajasthan.

  1. Forest department of Rajasthan closures will be made at many places in Khudi rasla, Pokhran and Shahgarh of Jaislmer district for safe habitat of bird.
  2. At present, Great Indian Bustard (GIB) project is confined to only eight pockets in 6 Indian states- Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Great Indian Bustard (GIB) is listed as critically endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red data list.
  4. Great Indian Bustard is the State Bird of Rajasthan and locally is called as Godawan and the largest population is found in Jaisalmer, Barmer, and Bikaner districts of Rajasthan.

- Published on: May 5, 2015