Centre to fund tiger projects only through MoUs: Ramesh
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Kolkata (PTI) Central funding for the country’s tiger projects would now be made through tripartite Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) among the Centre, the state governments and the authorities of the respective tiger projects, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday.
“The Centre is in the process of formulating a MoU.These will be signed by the Centre, the respective states and the authorities of the respective Project Tiger areas. All Project Tiger funds would come through the MoUs,” the Minister of State for Environment and Forests told reporters here.
Altogether, 37 such MoUs were being signed, Mr. Ramesh said, expressing the hope that the Cabinet would approve these within two to three weeks.