Rajasthan Government allocates 12 crore rupees for Project Great Indian Bustard [ Current News (Concise) ]
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Great Indian Bustard (GIB) is listed as critically endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red data list.
- 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/Last Modified on: May 5, 2015