Sariska, July 26 2009 (PTI)
India, which is home to 70 per cent of the world's tiger population, does not need any fund, aid or expertise from the World Bank for conservation of big cats in the country, Union Minister of Environment Jairam Ramesh has said.
Ramesh said the country is self-sufficient to do the job with any outside help but added that the government was open to the idea of the bank funding for workshops and conferences aimed to boost conservation and protection of tigers whose population has dwindled to 1,400 in the latest head count.
"We do not need any money from the World Bank for the conservation of tigers in the country.
"Who else but we being the holder of 70 per cent of the world's tiger population could know the problems better.
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