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From which National Park the Project Tiger in M.P. was started? 
1. Panna
2. Madhav
3. Kanha
4. Sanjay Gandhi

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Kanha

The correct answer is Kanha.

 

  • Project Tiger was a preventive measure in India to save tigers from getting extinct.
  • The Government of India launched project tiger in 1973.
  • Nine protected areas with significant tiger presence were selected under this scheme.
  • Project tiger in Madhya Pradesh was started from Kanha National Park.
  • Kanha National Park was one of the first nine tiger reserves in India.

 

  • Madhya Pradesh is also known as the 'Tiger State'.
  • Madhya Pradesh is home to nearly 20% of India's wild tiger population and nearly 10% of the world's tiger population.
  • This project was launched in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand.
    • It was launched under the leadership of Indira Gandhi.
  • At present, there are 50 tiger reserves in India.

 

  • There are six tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh state.
  • Important Tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh are:
    1. Kanha Tiger Reserve.
    2. Pench Tiger Reserve.
    3. Panna Tiger Reserve.
    4. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
    5. Satpuda Tiger Reserve.
    6. Sanjay Tiger Reserve.

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