On the International Tiger Day, the Animal Care Organization (TAC), a philanthropic arm of the Vedanta Group, on Saturday granted Rs. 1 (one) crore to the Forest Department of Rajasthan for the conservation of big cats in the Ranthambore National Park (RNP).
The grant will be used by the state government to enhance an RNP’s wildlife conservation activities, and the grant will help purchase patrol vehicles for the national park primarily famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers. , said here Ms. Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Director of vedanta Limited. .
This will strengthen monitoring and control infrastructure and prevent poaching in the forest area, and the grant is part of the celebration of the International Day to raise awareness for wildcat conservation.
On the occasion, Mrs. Hebbar added: “As we approach 50 years of tiger conservation in India, it is time to reflect on what more we can do for our wild cats. Although India is number one in terms of tiger population, with nearly 3,000, our responsibility is to protect them and provide them with a sustainable yet safe environment in which to thrive. Together with TACO, we are committed to providing world-class facilities to improve the future of animals across the states. In this pursuit, I am happy to pledge our support to Ranthambore National Park”
Under the TACO initiative, the Anil Agarwal Foundation plans to support and strengthen veterinary health care services in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai regions. The project is currently operational in the National Capital Region (NCR), with an initial corpus of Rs. 100 crores and will be further extended to several other states in India. The organization has a three-tier structure that will work in tandem to create global standards for animal welfare.