arunachal-puts-off-survey-of-road-through-tiger-reserve

Context: The Arunachal Pradesh government decided to temporarily suspend the ongoing survey work for a road through the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR). 

  • The government also decided to onboard the local stakeholders in the next review meeting on the road project.

Background:

The road project  is a 40­km stretch of the East­West Industrial Corridor road proposed to connect Seijosa in Pakke Kessang district and Bhalukpong in West Kameng district of the State.

It had attracted criticism from all corners namely wildlife activists, film personalities and political leaders.

Pakke Tiger Reserve

It is  also known as Pakhui Tiger Reserve.

  • It is a Project Tiger reserve in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. 
  • It is a biodiversity hotspot of the eastern Himalayas. 
  • This Tiger Reserve has won India Biodiversity Award 2016 in the category of 'Conservation of threatened species' for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.

Source: The Hindu