Rajasthan to set up tiger conservation foundation
PTI Wednesday, January 6, 2010 20:08 IST
Jaipur: The Rajasthan government will set up a Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF) for preserving Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary near Alwar and the Ranthambhore National Park (RNP) in Sawaimadhopur.
The state cabinet today decided that the foundation would be represented by the government, forest department, NGOs and wildlife experts, an official spokesman said here.
The TCF would lay emphasis on conservation of biodiversity and strengthening of infrastructure and supply of water to acquatic flora.
The cabinet also approved amendment to the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
For introducing mediclaim policy-2009 for accredited journalists, the Rajasthan Patrakar and Sahityakar Kalyan Kosh Act 2001, and Rajasthan Advertisement Act, 2001 would be amended.
Later, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the government respected the judgement of the High Court declaring the Mathur Commission probing previous BJP government’s alleged financial corruption and other bungling as “illegal”.
The legalities for appealing the order in the Supreme Court was being contemplated, he said.
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