Project Elephant was launched in 1992 by the Government of India to assist states having free ranging population of wild elephants. The project was aimed at ensuring long term survival of identified viable population of elephants in their natural habitats. This project is currently implemented in 13 states, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Other duties of Project Elephant are supporting the ecological and management research of elephants, establishing an elephant corridor, creating awareness among local people, and vet care for captive elephants.
|Author: karthik 15 Sep 2008||Member Level: Bronze Points : 6|
|Project Elephant (PE), a centrally sponsored scheme, was launched in February 1992 to provide financial and technical support to major elephant bearing States in the country for protection of elephants, their habitats and corridors. It also seeks to address the issues of human-elephant conflict and welfare of domesticated elephants. The Project is being implemented in 13 States / UTs , viz. Andhra pradesh , Arunachal Pradesh , Assam , Jharkhand , Karnataka , Kerala , Meghalaya , Nagaland , Orissa , Tamil Nadu , Uttranchal , Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.|