Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka and went on a 20-km jeep safari on Saturday. Modi arrived at the reserve on Saturday morning and was received by the state’s Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and state Forest Minister Arvind Limbavali.
During the safari, Modi witnessed the rich flora and fauna of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. He also interacted with forest officials and enquired about the conservation efforts being made in the reserve. The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of the forest officials and praised their dedication towards protecting the wildlife.
Modi also planted a sapling at the reserve and stressed the importance of planting trees to protect the environment. He stated that it was the responsibility of every citizen to conserve nature and create a sustainable future for generations to come.
The Prime Minister also addressed a gathering of forest officials and local residents at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. He highlighted the importance of protecting the tiger population in the country and praised the efforts of the state government towards conservation.
Modi emphasized the need to promote eco-tourism in the country and stated that it would not only create job opportunities but also help in conserving the environment. He also urged the people to take up the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to keep the environment clean and healthy.
The Bandipur Tiger Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in the country and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. It is also one of the key tiger habitats in the Western Ghats. The reserve is spread over an area of 874 square kilometers and is located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka.