On International Tiger Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of 4th cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation. He also presented an award to Sathyamanglam Tiger Reserve, for showing the highest increment in the four year Management Effective Evaluation.
The All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, says India, with around 3,000 tigers, is one of safest habitats for them in world. This is an increase of 33% since 2014. Three fourths of the world’s tigers can be found in India. Prime Minister lauded the collective efforts of all stakeholders that has resulted in this tremendous increase in Tiger population. He described it as an apt example of Sankalp Se Siddhi.
Prime Minister said it is possible to strike a healthy balance between development and environment. He said that be it policies or economics a change in the conversation about conservation is needed. He expressed confidence that India will propose both economically and environmentally.
This balance is what will contribute to a strong and inclusive India. PM cited data illustrating an increase in forest cover alongside rapid infrastructure expansion. Prime Minister Modi said that India has emerged as a leader in the sphere of climate action.
The country has achieved several global emission reduction and clean fuel goals much before the set deadlines. PM also called for a balanced smart and sensitive approach to conservation.