Maharashtra Cabinet has approved Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme for for development of villages around tiger reserves.
The scheme will be launched on project basis from 2015-16 to 2019-2020 and has been proposed by State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.
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Aim: Comprehensive development of villages in and around the buffer zones of tiger reserves.
Objective: To achieve sustainable development of these villages and reduce the man-animal conflict.
The scheme will reduce the dependence of villagers on the forest. It will also boost the supplementary businesses to farming activities and create alternative employment possibilities to the villagers in these areas.
Facts: Melghat, Tadoba, Pench, Sahyadri, Nawegaon-Nagzira and Bor are 6 Tiger Reserves loacted in Maharashtra. Except Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, remaining are located in Vidarbha region of state.