Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
05-September-2011 16:41 IST
Wildlife Sanctuary
No private land has been acquired for developing Karera Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. The Karera Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivpuri District comprises both Government revenue land as well as private land and in view of the provisions of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, as applicable to a Sanctuary, the villagers do face problems buying and selling land. The State Government has therefore, proposed to denotify the Sanctuary to resolve the problem of the villagers.

The proposal for denotification of any Sanctuary/National Park requires recommendation of the National Board for Wildlife as per the provisions of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and thereafter, approval from Hon’ble Supreme Court also. The proposal for denotification of Karera Sanctuary has been recommended by the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife. As informed by the State Government of Madhya Pradesh, the State Government has filed a petition before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for denotification of the sanctuary. No specific time limit for approval from Hon’ble Supreme Court can be indicated.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan in a written reply to a question by Shri Virendra Kumar, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Shri Shivraj Bhaiya in Lok Sabha today.