Project Elephant Turns 30; President Murmu Attends Gaj Utsav At Kaziranga

Kaziranga: President Droupadi Murmu on Friday took part in Gaj Utsav at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) in Assam to mark three decades of Project Elephant.

“I am proud of my countrymen who represent the ideal of love like Belli and Bomman and I express my heartfelt respect to all of them”, tweeted President Murmu.

From creating ramps to help elephants cross railway tracks to DNA typing of captive jumbos-the Union environment ministry has readied multiple strategies for better conservation of India’s national heritage animal as Project Elephant turns 30. On the occasion of Gaj Utsav, Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change posted the video of elephants and captioned it, “Asian elephants are the largest land mammal on the Asian Continent”.

More than 500 Indians have been killed in the past three years due to animal-human conflict. Despite India having more than 80 elephant corridors, only one such corridor in Tamil Nadu-Sigur0has been notified and second corridor in Odisha (Simlipal) proposed long ago.

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