Rajasthan Government allocates 12 crore rupees for Project Great Indian Bustard

Rajasthan Forest department has allotted more than twelve crore rupees for a bird conservation programme, Project Great Indian Bustard (GIB).

For this project Japan Bank is going to provide financial support of three crore rupees.

Under the GIB Project, closures will be made at many places in Khudi rasla, Pokhran and Shahgarh of Jaislmer district for safe habitat of bird. In order to regularly monitor the bird information chips will installed.

The Great Indian Bustard locally called as Godawan is also the state bird of Rajasthan.

Status of the Great Indian Bustard

  • The Great Indian Bustard presently is confined to only eight pockets in 6 Indian states- Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The largest population is found in Jaisalmer, Barmer, and Bikaner districts of Rajasthan
  • Great Indian Bustard is the State Bird of Rajasthan and locally is called as Godawan.
  • It is listed as critically endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red data list.

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