Shashikant Ojha/ Palamu.Budha hills which spread over an area of more than 50 km. Most of its area falls within the Palamu Tiger Reserve area. Let us inform you that this is the border area of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. This area was once under the control of Maoists. The area was vacated by security forces in 2022 Now PTR has started an exercise to build a tiger reserve in this area
Deputy Director Prajesh Kant Jena said, the Budha Hills area is frequented by tigers and other animals. Last year a skate sample was sent to the Wildlife Institute. This year a tiger was caught on camera. whose entry is from the same area. This entire area comes under Kutku region. Which connects Jharkhand with Satpura. Because of the Maoist occupation of the area, the number of tigers and other animals has not been counted for three decades. This area is very special for PTR as tigers and other wild animals from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh enter from this area. There are numbers of elephants, leopards. And black bears in this area.
Tigers enter Jharkhand from this area
The Budha Hills area is a gateway for tigers to enter Jharkhand. Tigers enter Jharkhand through this route. This entire corridor is going to connect Jharkhand with Satpura. Earlier this area was under Maoist control, due to which PTR officials never entered the area. It was very difficult to implement the project for tiger conservation in this area. In the last month of 2022, a camera was installed in the area to track tigers for the first time. Tigers or other wild animals have not been counted in this area for three decades. Now soft release centers will be constructed to increase the number of tigers in this area. Proposals for grassland management and soft release centers have been sent to the National Tiger Conservation Authority. .which has been approved by NTCA.After which this area will be developed as a natural habitat for tigers.
Budha Hills is part of Central Indian Instant Guard Tiger Courier.
He said this area is the gateway to the tiger corridor. From where tigers enter Jharkhand. The area connects Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and Palamu Tiger Reserve, from which tigers and other wild animals migrate. At the self-release center in the area, deer, chitals and other animals from Betla and other areas will be housed for the former. Population. Which will be released in different areas of the area to feed the tigers, and check dams and other arrangements will be made for water and soil management. In order to create a natural environment for tigers. For this, grass land management will be done in large areas. Along with this, the deployment of forest personnel will also be increased. People in rural areas will be made aware about tigers.